Chemistry is a big part of our everyday life. One can easily observe this branch of science in different spheres of human life such as in the food we eat, the cloth we wear, the air we breathe, the various cleansing agents, perfumes, shaving creams, face washes, medicines we use, so much so that even human emotions are sometimes a result of chemical reactions within our body!
Ever tried to think why a particular vegetable bears a particular colour and taste? The vegetables that are green are due to the presence of a chemical compound named Chlorophyll which absorbs all the wavelengths while reflecting the green light. Similarly, the red colour of tomato is due to a chemical compound known as lycopene.
Who hasn’t been mesmerized by the fluffiness of cakes that metamorphose from pastry dough to a tasty well-raised bundle of joy? Thanks to the chemical reaction of magic ingredients called baking soda and baking powder!
Our body is made up of chemical constituents, present in a number of combinations of various elements – oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus.
Thus, we can say that we are totally covered by chemical compound even we are made from them too. This proves that chemistry is everywhere around us.
Dr. Vikas Yadav
M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D