The goal of biochemistry is to explain the chemical processes of life at the molecular level. Its breadth ranges from using genetics to understand the connection between protein structure and disease to mapping metabolic pathways that convert foodstuffs into energy.
At the intersection of physics and chemistry, physical chemistry studies the underlying physical phenomena which drive every aspect of chemistry. The quantitative nature of physical chemistry is employed to analyze chemical compounds and architectures at an atomic or molecular level in order to provide insight into chemical structure and function. This field is broad and encompasses biophysical chemistry, materials science, theoretical chemistry, radio chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Inorganic chemistry encompasses diverse topics and approaches involving most of the elements of the periodic table, ranging from elucidating fundamental structure-activity relationships in molecular systems to creating new materials.
The study of structure, properties, and reactions of carbon-based molecules and materials. Applications are diverse and address a wide range of topics including synthetic methodology, natural products, drug discovery, biomaterials, polymers, organocatalysis, and electrosynthesis.
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