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Department of Chemistry

Chemistry in Everyday Life

 It is said that the beginning of the cycle of life began with a Bang, which resulted in the occurrences known as the creation of the universe. If we consider the entire chain

of events that occurred millions of years ago, a basic question that any sensible and logical mind will ask is, “Why did this whole bang happen?” According to researchers, a blast was caused by an exothermal reaction that was catalysed by the fusion of certain gases. Everything was 

caused by the chemical processes that we see occurring across the universe. Knowing that chemistry created life and brought it to our planet is fascinating.

We use chemistry frequently in our daily lives. This discipline of study can be found in many aspects of human existence, including the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the many cleaning agents we use, to the point where human emotions are sometimes a result of chemical reactions within our bodies!

The most typical instance of chemistry you observe in daily life

Ø  Our bodies are made up of chemical ingredients that come in a variety of combinations of different elements such as   hydrogen (H), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), phosphorus (P) and calcium (Ca).

Ø  Have you ever wondered why a certain vegetable has a certain colour and taste? It has been discovered that sunshine is a beam of white light, and that when it strikes an item, some of it is absorbed and some are reflected back. Green veggies are caused by the presence of chromospheres, a chemical component that absorbs all wavelengths while reflecting green light.

Ø  Similarly, the red colour of tomatoes, which is used to determine their quality, is caused by a chemical component termed lycopene.

Ø  The teardrops that come out of your eyes while cutting an onion are caused by a chemical reaction that causes the sulphur in the onion cells to break and produce a volatile sulphur compound, which when released into the air causes itching in your eyes, resulting in the teardrops.

Ø  Who hasn’t been enthralled by cakes’ fluffy qualities as they transform from pastry dough to a delicious, well-raised bundle of joy? It is possible by the magical mixture of baking powder and baking soda (NaHCO3), which react chemically!

Ø  Chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters, are responsible for the various emotions we experience. Chemistry is the foundation of love, jealousy, envy, infatuation, and infidelity.

It is easy to see how chemical science is intertwined with the most unnoticed and repetitious processes that occur in our daily lives. The daily chemistry miracles that occur in our life may be listed in an endless list that would occupy hundreds of pages. Therefore, a variety of unseen actions and reactions in the cosmos are caused by chemistry.




Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry


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