Introduction to Chemistry

A big picture view of chemistry and why it is fascinating. How chemistry relates to math and other sciences

Chemistry is Fun

How do you feel about chemistry? If you dislike chemistry, or think it’s inaccessible, you’re not alone. Jordin Metz wants to break down the barriers to chemistry, and show people that chemistry is all around us. Whether you love or hate chemistry, Jordin wants you to find the relevance of chemistry in your life. Jordin Metz is a senior majoring in chemistry. He loves dancing, learning, and sleeping, and thinks that keeping an open mind is the best way to grow.

Organic Chemistry is nothing to be afraid of

Prof Jakob Magolanis a synthetic chemist who assembles new molecules to discover new medicines. Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.

It has been estimated that 95% of all manufactured products in the UK are dependent on the chemicals industry. The industry directly accounts for 16% of UK manufacturing sales, and the downstream contribution across industries from aerospace to water totals £222bn and sustains 5.2 million jobs.

All chemicals end up being used in products and services purchased by the consumer, There may be many stages between the processing of a chemical and the final consumer, but it is estimated that each UK household either directly or indirectly spends around £35 a week on chemicals.



Pharmacist, Chemist, Doctor of Pharmacy, Druggist, Apothecary or simply Doctor

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Activity sectors

health care, health sciences, chemical sciences


Education required

Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Diploma in Pharmacy

Related jobs

Doctor, pharmacy technician, toxicologist, chemist, pharmacy assistant, other medical specialists

The Apothecary or The Chemist by Gabriël Metsu (c. 1651–67)

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. A pharmacist concentrates on pharmaceutics which is the part of chemistry that deals with medicines

Organic Chemistry