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When asked to describe physical chemistry, the renowned chemist Gilbert Newton Lewis is purported to have responded: “Physical chemistry is everything that is interesting!” In fact, physical chemists aim to develop a fundamental understanding at the molecular and atomic level of how materials behave and how chemical reactions occur, knowledge that is relevant in nearly every area of chemistry. These scientists study diverse topics, from biochemistry to materials properties to the development of quantum computers.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-11-11 13:19:25
Description When asked to describe physical chemistry, the renowned chemist Gilbert Newton Lewis is purported to have responded: “Physical chemistry is everything that is interesting!” In fact, physical chemists aim to develop a fundamental understanding at the molecular and atomic level of how materials behave and how chemical reactions occur, knowledge that is relevant in nearly every area of chemistry. These scientists study diverse topics, from biochemistry to materials properties to the development of quantum computers.
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Source American Chemical Society
Keyword Chemistry, Chemists, Careers
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-11-11 13:15:22
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-13 16:25:38
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-11-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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