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What does a chemical do? Addressing misconceptions about chemistry

Anything you can touch is matter, and is therefore a chemical. Image: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Alexandra Gellé
PhD Candidate in Chemistry, McGill University, Montréal, QC, McGill University
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Illustration of commonly encountered chemicals such as 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine (caffeine), deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and polystyrene (Styrofoam).
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Californium (Cf), Quebecol (molecule found in maple syrup), SEX (Sodium ethyl xanthate)
Image: Alexandra Gellé.
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