• Question: why is chemistry such a difficult subject to understand?

    Asked by matthew smit to Martin on 8 Mar 2019.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 8 Mar 2019:

      Chemistry is difficult to understand as it is a very broad subject. It stretches from physics at one side (with lots of maths added in) to biology on the other. Each area of chemistry often demands different skills and mental approaches. Some people will think like physicists and mathematicians others like biologists. However, at least we are allow to specialise as we get deeper into the subject.