Is chemistry really so difficult?
Presenter: Andrea Sella
Published: June 2015
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 526 views
Source/institution: Royal Society
Chemistry has progressed in a way few outsiders appreciate. It underpins many other sciences; from genomics and molecular biology, food and sports science, through to cosmology and planetary science. Why hasn’t the public impression of chemistry evolved too?Chemistry is often perceived as difficult, abstract and dangerous. Chemists often use the visual spectacle of explosions and bubbling glassware to popularise the subject and as a result, the public view of chemistry has not caught up to the radical changes in the field.