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Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of matter, especially its properties, structure, composition, behavior, reactions, interactions and the changes it undergoes.

Chemistry is sometimes called "the central science" because it connects physics with other natural sciences such as astronomy, geology and biology.

Physics also studies matter, but physics is the science of quantities of space and matter, and laws governing them. Chemistry is a branch of physical science but not a branch of physics. However, chemistry utilizes physics. For example, chemistry uses quantities like energy and entropy in relation to the spontaneity of chemical processes. It also explains the structure and properties of matter as a consequence of the physical properties of chemical substances and their interactions. For example, steel is harder than iron because its atoms are bound together in a more rigid crystalline lattice; wood burns or undergoes rapid oxidation because it can react spontaneously with oxygen in a chemical reaction above a certain temperature; sugar and salt dissolve in water because their molecular/ionic properties are such that dissolution is preferred under the ambient conditions. Synthesis is the major aspect that separates chemistry from physics and biology as sciences. Chemistry includes the knowledge (science) to design and make more complex substances from simpler ones. These new substances might then be analyzed for their physical or biological properties.

The etymology of the word chemistry has been much disputed. The genesis of chemistry can be traced to certain practices, known as alchemy, which had been practiced for several millennia in various parts of the world, particularly the Middle East.

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University of California-Irvine
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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University of Florida
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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University of California-Berkeley
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Four or more years; Public; $27,219 average out-state tuition; $11,847 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Chemistry Majors

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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

Up to $25,000 February 23, 2019 See Details

HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

February 23, 2019
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$10,000 December 14, 2018 See Details

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

award

$10,000

deadline

December 14, 2018
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ASDSO Scholarship Program

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Up to $10,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

ASDSO Scholarship Program

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

March 29, 2019
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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GFD Fellowship Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

$5,985 February 15, 2019 See Details

GFD Fellowship Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

award

$5,985

deadline

February 15, 2019
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NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship

NACE International

$5,000 January 01, 2019 See Details

NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship

NACE International

award

$5,000

deadline

January 01, 2019
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Leopold and Elizabeth Marmet Scholarship

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

$5,000 January 15, 2019 See Details

Leopold and Elizabeth Marmet Scholarship

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

award

$5,000

deadline

January 15, 2019
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Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

$5,000 February 15, 2019 See Details

Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

award

$5,000

deadline

February 15, 2019
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Hazel Anderson Gilman Scholarship

University of Colorado at Boulder - College of Arts and Sciences

$3,300 March 06, 2019 See Details

Hazel Anderson Gilman Scholarship

University of Colorado at Boulder - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$3,300

deadline

March 06, 2019
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