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Chemistry (from Greek χημε?α khemeia meaning "alchemy") is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as molecules, crystals, and metals. Chemistry deals with the composition and statistical properties of such structures, as well as their transformations and interactions to become materials encountered in everyday life. Chemistry also deals with understanding the properties and interactions of individual atoms with the purpose of applying that knowledge at the macroscopic level. According to modern chemistry, the physical properties of materials are generally determined by their structure at the atomic scale, which is itself defined by interatomic forces.

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Developing theories Science and math ability
Conduct research Perseverance
Attending to data Analytical skills
Curiosity Follow through skills
Utilizing formulas Perform experiments
Process data Observation and decision making
Work independently and in groups Technological skills
Oral and written communication Remain objective

Chemistry education majors should also develop skills involving planning and the ability to adapt teaching methods and modalities to the various learning styles of students




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