Applied Chemistry

Applied chemistry is the application of the principles and theories of chemistry to answer a specific question or solve a real-world problem, as opposed to pure chemistry, which is aimed at enhancing knowledge within the field. Chemistry, like other fields of science, follows the scientific method, though perhaps not as strictly. The scientific method is composed of techniques and guidelines for conducting research that help scientists ensure their results are accurate. Let's explore how steps of the scientific method can be used, even loosely, by applied chemists in the laboratory.