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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART F

Chemistry in our daily life: Preliminary information

Author(s): Dr. Sanjay Roy
Chemistry is a big part in our everyday life. We start the day with Chemistry. One can find chemistry in daily life in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, cleaning chemicals, our emotions and literally every object we can see or touch. Here's a look at examples of everyday chemistry. Some common chemistry may be obvious, but others might surprise us. 
Our body is made up of chemical compounds, which are combinations of elements. The emotions that you feel are a result of chemical messengers, primarily neurotransmitters. Love, jealousy, envy, infatuation and infidelity all share a basis in chemistry. 
They sit there, so harmless-looking on the kitchen counter. Yet as soon as we cut an onion, the tears begin to fall. What is it in an onion that makes them burn our eyes? We can be sure everyday chemistry is the guilty party. 
Soap is a chemical that mankind has been making for a very long time. You can form a crude soap by mixing ashes and animal fat. How can something so nasty actually make you cleaner? The answer has to do with the way soap interacts with oil-based grease and grime. 
rnThe presentation also deals with the chemistry of coffee, drinks, lactose intolerance, smoking and chemistry of sleep.
Pages: 361-366  |  8 Views  268 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjay Roy. Chemistry in our daily life: Preliminary information. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):361-366.
International Journal of Home Science