Chemistry is a scientific discipline that involves the study of matter, its compositions, properties and reactivity with other elements. Matter is something that has mass and acquires space. Everything around us that is physically present is made up of matter. For instance, books, furniture, and even our bodies. The basic concepts laid down in Chemistry is the foundation of matter ranging from atoms, molecules, compounds and the measuring units of matter.

In the scope of its subject, Chemistry lies somewhere at the intermediate position among various other branches of science. This explains its importance to the rest of branches of science. Chemistry provides a foundation for understanding both the basis and applied scientific disciplines at a fundamental level. Take a look at the below figure to understand the relationship between some of the major branches of science and how chemistry emphasizes it importance among them.