Everything in the environment, whether naturally or of human design, is composed of chemicals. This is a scientific field detailing studies of composition of materials, properties and transformation of substances and various elements.  Chemical research has led to the discovery and development of new and improved synthetic fibers, paints, adhesives, drugs, cosmetics, electronic components, lubricants, and thousands of other products. Research on the chemistry of living things spurs advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing, and other fields.

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