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Chemistry—the study of how matter and energy interact—is an essential topic of study if you are pursuing an education in a scientific field such as biology, physics, geology, environmental science, health careers, engineering, industry and far more. In fact, chemistry is known as the “central science” for its connecting role among multiple disciplines. A foundation in chemistry will help you understand the world around you and improve your ability to make informed decisions, through its emphasis on objective reasoning and problem-solving. At Elgin Community College, your studies in chemistry will include qualitative and quantitative fundamentals as well as the practical aspects of chemistry in various career fields.

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