May 23, 2022

A chemist is a scientist specializing in chemistry. Chemists study the composition of matter and the properties that participate in its interaction, the resulting products, and the application of these properties in the life of man as such. The properties of compounds, their reactivity, and their use in fields such as biochemistry, pharmacology, cosmetic industry, food industry, materials chemistry, petrochemistry, engineering, among others, are of special interest to chemists. Chemists use their knowledge to learn the composition and properties of unknown substances; also to reproduce and synthesize natural products in large quantities and to create new artificial substances through profitable processes. Chemists can specialize in various subdisciplines of chemistry. Metallurgists and materials scientists must share much of the education and training followed by chemists. Chemical engineers deal with the physical processes necessary for industrial production (heating, cooling, mixing, diffusion, etc.) as well as the separation and purification of products, and work with industrial chemists and other chemists in the development of new processes for these products.


University training consists, in addition to training in chemistry, in an integration of auxiliary sciences, where subjects such as physics, mathematics, physical chemistry, administration, legislation, biochemistry, among others, are taught. The degrees that are related to the field of chemical training are: clinical chemist. Industrial Chemistry. Chemical engineer. Pharmaceutical chemist. Biologist. Biologist Pharmaceutical Chemist. Food chemistry. diagnostic biochemistry. chemical technologist. Analytical chemist. Fields of specialization include biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, quantum chemistry, environmental chemistry, physical chemistry, cytochemistry, phytochemistry, and in some cases microbiology and pharmacy.


The labor field of a chemistry professional varies according to the type of degree taken, his specialization, and the fields of application of his branch. In general, the chemical can be used in any industrial process where synthesis reactions of compounds of human interest are carried out, such as: the pharmaceutical industry, the petrochemical industry, the cosmetic industry, the food industry, etc. Chemists specialized in human health sciences, such as Clinical Chemists, Bacteriological Parasitologist Chemists, Biological Pharmaceutical Chemists, pharmacists, biochemists, diagnostic biochemists, can work in the synthesis, production, sale and regulation in legal matters of medicines, clinical analyses, development, research, teaching and continuous training of personnel.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Annex:Nobel Prize in Chemistry

External Links

Wikimedia Commons hosts a media category on Chemist. Wiktionary has definitions and other chemical information. American Chemical Society website. Chemical Abstracts Service indexes and abstracts the world's chemistry-related literature and patents. Chemists and Materials Scientists from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. Royal Society of Chemistry website. History of Chemistry links for chemists. Luminaries of the Chemical Sciences accomplishments, biography, and publications from 44 of the most influential chemists. Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry Links for Chemists guide to web sites related to chemistry.

Use of the chemical term

Sometimes in Spanish an inappropriate use of the chemical term is made as chemical product or chemical substance.[1] Est