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

##### 1 Answer
Jul 31, 2018

A tentative list just to retire the question...

#### Explanation:

$\left(i\right)$ $\text{Organic chemistry: the chemistry of CARBON bound to}$ $\text{hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.}$

$\left(i i\right)$ $\text{Biochemistry: the chemistry of biology.}$ $\text{This COULD fall under the umbrella of the former.}$

$\left(i i i\right)$ $\text{Inorganic chemistry: the chemistry of the rest}$ $\text{of the Periodic Table.}$

$\left(i v\right)$ $\text{Physical chemistry: the chemistry and behaviour of atoms}$ $\text{and molecules in relation to physical principles,}$

$\left(v\right)$ $\text{Analytical chemistry: the chemistry of identifying}$ $\text{and quantifying chemicals.}$

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