It’s challenging to quantify the impact of something as big as chemistry on the modern world. It’s difficult because there isn’t a single aspect of modern life that chemistry doesn’t touch in some way, whether it’s the phone in your pocket, the shoes you’re wearing, or the meal you just ate. Chemistry is an enormous scientific field with millions of practical applications. Let’s take a closer look at just a few of the ways chemistry has impacted modern society.
Fashion and Clothing
Most of the fabric in your closet is probably made up of synthetic fibers, meaning man-made fibers synthesized in a lab. The dyes in your clothes, the detergent you use to wash them, and the bleach that you use to remove stains are all inventions of modern chemistry. Even your shoes are mostly vinyl, a type of plastic created by chemists.
Building and Furniture Construction
The world of construction is another sector where chemistry has radically improved things. Imagine trying to keep a fence looking nice without stains or building a home without insulation—chemistry invented both of those things. Chemistry is also responsible for the laminates on your floors and sinks, the resins on your bookshelf, and the gas and smoke alarms in your workplace.
Food and Beverages
Modern agriculture and cuisine would be impossible without the aid of chemistry. Chemists have invented pesticides and fungicides that help farmers produce enough crops to feed the millions of people in our country. Preservatives keep the food on your pantry shelf from going bad before you can use it. Food scientists invent gluten-free and vegan alternatives to popular foods so everyone can take care of themselves as needed.
Health and Medicine
As you can already see from this list, chemistry has impacted modern society in innumerable ways, but nowhere is that impact clearer than in the medical world. Without modern chemistry, millions of people would not have access to insulin, vaccines, and antibiotics.
A World Without Chemistry
Trust us when we say you wouldn’t want to live in a world without modern chemistry. If this list hasn’t already convinced you how important chemistry is, consider even more things you’d have to live without if we didn’t have chemistry:
- Fuel for cars and planes
- Shampoo, deodorant, and personal care products
- Smartphones and computers
- Modern paper
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