What are the 5 different types of chemistry? What does each specialize in?

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Jul 31, 2018

Answer:

A tentative list just to retire the question...

Explanation:

#(i)# #"Organic chemistry: the chemistry of CARBON bound to"# #"hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen."#

#(ii)# #"Biochemistry: the chemistry of biology."# #"This COULD fall under the umbrella of the former."#

#(iii)# #"Inorganic chemistry: the chemistry of the rest"# #"of the Periodic Table."#

#(iv)# #"Physical chemistry: the chemistry and behaviour of atoms"# #"and molecules in relation to physical principles,"#

#(v)# #"Analytical chemistry: the chemistry of identifying"# #"and quantifying chemicals."#

While biochemistry is very much a separate discipline, these days the division is better represented by synthetic versus analytical chemistries.