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Why is the study of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body systems ?

Chemistry and Life

Chemistry and Life

Pre -Test

Multiple Choice: Choose the best answer from the choices given in each question:

1. Which of the following is chemistry?

a. study of matter and its composition

b. study of energy

c. study of insects

d. none of the above

2. The smallest particle of matter?

a. molecule

b. atom

c. solution

d. none of the above

3. Linkage of atoms?

a. Periodic Table

b. Chemical Bond

c. Ionization Energy

d. none of the above

4. Anything that occupies space and has mass?

a. energy

b. matter

c. mass

d. none of the above

5. Capacity to do work?

a. matter

b. energy

c. Quantum

d. none of the above

Chemistry is the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter.

Chemistry is the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter.

The Periodic Table - is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, organized  based of their atomic numbers , electronic configurations, and  chemical properties.

The Periodic Table - is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, organized based of their atomic numbers , electronic configurations, and chemical properties.

Introduction

Through the ages, man has learned many things about himself and his environment. However, it was not until he was able to record his discoveries and observations that modern science began. Early scientists started organizing and classifying their discoveries and observations. From this, evolved the fundamental sciences of today. Discoveries propose new avenues of investigations, thus expanding scientific knowledge at an ever-increasing rate. Chemistry developed as a science. Chemistry has been defined as the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure , properties and reactions of matter. Today it has become increasingly evident that chemistry holds the key to life sciences.




Major Branches of Chemistry

The main major branches of chemistry are organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry.

Inorganic Chemistry is the study of compounds that do not contain carbon.

Organic Chemistry is the study of compounds that contain carbon .

Physical Chemistry is the study of heat, electricity, and other forms of energy in chemical processes.

Analytical Chemistry - the study of the chemistry of matter and the development of tools used to measure properties of matter.

Biochemistry - the study of chemical processes that occur inside of living organisms.

The interrelationships of matter, energy and the human body

What is the interrelationships of matter, energy and the human body?

Matter

Matter is anything that occupies space and has mass. It is the “stuff” of the universe, how its building blocks are put together and how they react. Matter is part of our daily activities. Examples of matter are found in our own body, in the food we eat, in the air we breathe, in the people we meet. Matter takes three physical forms. It may be solid, liquid or gas. Solids like bones and teeth have definite shape and volume. Liquids like blood plasma and interstitial fluid have definite volume and conform to the shape of the vessel. Gases have neither definite shape nor a definite volume. The air we breathe is a gas. Matter can be changed both physically and chemically. Physical changes do not alter the basic nature of substance, like melting of ice and cutting of food into small pieces. Chemical changesdo alter the composition of a substance. Examples include fermentation of grapes to make wine and the digestion of food.

Energy

All living systems can be described by the flow of energy through them. Energy enables simple form of matter to be changed into more complex forms. It is needed to maintain this complexity. Energy is commonly defined as the capacity to do work, or to put matter into motion. The two forms of energy are potential energy and kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy in motion while potential energy is the energy at rest. All living things are built of matter, and to be able to grow and function they require a continuous supply of energy.

Forms of Energy

  1. Chemical energy is the energy stored in the chemical substances. All body activities are affected by the chemical energy of foods we eat.
  2. Electrical energy is produced from the movement of charged particles. In our body, an electrical current is generated when charge particles (called ions) move across cell membrane.
  3. Mechanical energy is the energy directly involved in the moving of matter. The movement of muscles and bones are examples of mechanical energy produced by the body.
  4. Radiant Energy is the energy that travels in waves like the energy of the electromagnetic spectrum that includes x-rays, and infrared, light, radio and ultraviolet waves. Ultraviolet waves stimulate our bodies to make Vitamin D.
  5. Light energy is important in vision since it stimulates the retina of our eyes.

Chemistry and the Human Body

Matter Flow Chart

Matter Flow Chart

Classification of Matter

Everything consists of matter. Each may differ widely from one another but they have one thing in common and that they occupy space. Thus, matter is anything that occupies space and has mass.

Matter is classified according to complexity into simple substances or complex mixtures. A mixture is a physical combination of two or more substances. Examples are the air we breathe, blood plasma, proteins, carbohydrates and water. Substances are homogeneous because they have uniform appearance and composition. Mixtures are either homogeneous or heterogeneous. Homogeneous mixtures are called solutions. Solutions are responsible for maintaining the integrity of cells and transmitting nerve impulses to the brain. Heterogeneous mixtures do not have uniform composition. like colloids and suspensions. Colloids have particles of just the right size to be able to scatter light. Suspensions are combinations in which one substance is uniformly distributed through another without dissolving it.

Elements and compounds are the two classes of homogeneous substances. Elements are fundamental substances, which cannot be decomposed by chemical means. They combine to form compounds. They are classified into metals, nonmetals and metalloids. Metals exhibit metallic luster, malleability, ductility, and electrical conductivity. Nonmetals exhibit properties opposite of metals. Metalloids have properties of both metals and nonmetals.

Compounds are classified into inorganic and organic compounds. The chemical compounds that characterize living things are called organic compounds. They always contain carbon. The main types of organic compounds are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The glucose that circulates in the blood as food for the cells is an example of carbohydrates in the body. Fats or lipids are stored for energy, insulation and protection for the body organs. Proteins are the structural materials for the body found in muscles, bones and connective tissues. Organic compounds must be taken in as part of a normal diet.

Inorganic compounds do not contain carbon. They can be classified into an acid or a base depending on its color reaction to litmus paper. Acids turn blue litmus paper to red while bases turn red litmus paper to blue. An acid is a chemical substance capable of donating a hydrogen ion to another substance. Hydrochloric acid found in stomach juices is a common example of an acid. A base is a chemical substance usually containing a hydroxide ion that accepts a hydrogen ion. An example of a base is sodium hydroxide. Compounds formed by the combination of an acid and a base is a salt.

Common Elements Found in the Human Body

Everything in this world is either an element or a combination of elements. Each element is composed of tiny particles of matter called atoms. The atom of one element is different from those of all other elements. There are 111 elements and 92 of these occur naturally, the rest are produced artificially. About 90% of our body is composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen and several others are present in a small or trace amounts. The most abundant elements found in our body are calcium, carbon, chlorine, iron, magnesium, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sodium, and sulfur. Chemist uses symbol to stand for each element. For example, C stands for carbon, O for oxygen and Ca for Calcium.

These are the common elements found in the human body:

Hydrogen (H) - a component of organic molecules and forms of influences the pH of the body fluids.

Carbon (C) - the primary elemental component of all organic compounds, including carbohydrates, proteins, liquids and acids.

Nitrogen (N) - a component of proteins and nucleic acids (genetic materials).

Oxygen (O) - a major component of both organic and inorganic molecules as a gas, essential to the oxidation of glucose and other food fuels during which cellular energy (ATP) is produced.

Sodium (Na) as an ion is the major extracellular cation. It is important for water balance, conduction of nerve impulse and muscle contraction.

Magnesium (Mg) - present in bones and important cofactor for enzyme activity in a number of metabolic reactions.

Phosphorus (P) - present as salt in combination with calcium in bones and teeth. Present in nucleic acids and many proteins. Forms part of the high-energy compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

Sulfur (S) is a component of contractile proteins of muscles.

Chlorine (Cl) is a major extracellular anion. if in ionic form.

Potassium (K) if in its ionic form the major intracellular cation is necessary for the conduction of nerve impulses and for muscle contraction.

Calcium (Ca) is a mineral found in bones, teeth and other body tissues. Calcium is essential in human diet and people normally ingest between 60 and 1400 mg a day. It is indispensable and critical for normal cell function, blood clotting, dental and skeletal health, muscle contraction, nerve signal transmission and proper heart function. About 99 percent of calcium is in the bones and one percent in extracellular fluid (50 percent in the free active ionized form, 40 percent is bound, primarily albumin and 10 percent is complexed with anions, as calcium citrate. Calcium is controlled by parathyroid hormone, vitamin D and calcitonin, and affected by magnesium and phosphorus level. The dietary sources of calcium are milk, and milk products, like cheese, yogurt, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, breakfast wheat and bran cereals, beans, nuts, grains, canned salmon and sardines.

Iron (Fe) - its main role in the body is in the red blood cells where it combines with a protein to form a substance called hemoglobin. When we breathe in, oxygen in our lungs is attracted to the iron in the hemoglobin and combines with it to form oxyhemoglobin. This is transported around the body by the blood cells, and oxygen is released wherever it is needed to allow the conversion of carbohydrates into energy.

Questions for Study and Review

1. Why is the study of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body system?

2. Discuss the five branches of chemistry

3. What four elements make up the bulk of the body?

4. Define the following:

a. chemistry

b. matter

c. energy

d. mixtures

e. solution

f. colloids

g. suspension

h. element

i. compound


Comments

Teddy Morini on January 27, 2019:

this is indeed a very enlightening article. Recently, I am studying medical biochemical products and believe that with biotechnology, we can have a much healthier body and a better quality life . This is the product I have been researching recently:Human Hepatocytes, The liver fulfills many vital processes in mammals. It is the central organ of energy metabolism, biotransformation of xenobiotics, and synthesis of plasma proteins under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Primary human hepatocyte culture is an important experimental model for the study of liver specific function. Propagation of human hepatocytes is critical for gene therapy, cell transplantation and clinical liver support systems. In appropriate culture condition, cultured human hepatocytes proliferate and maintain differentiated hepatocyte function such as the synthesis of serum proteins.

linda m eaton on August 03, 2018:

what's the matter with matter that does not occupy space? it may be weighty or not, but is not 3D, like love and truth.

Mary Elaine V. Herrera on July 07, 2018:

BSMT

Chemistry is the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter.Today it has become increasingly evident that chemistry holds the key to life sciences. Our body is also a chemistry of different chemicals. As a future medical technologist, learning about this topic is very important because we will be daling with different chemicals. Chemistry has been almost what our everyday lives are. We cook, we mix, we measure. Chemistry has really helped us in our life.

kathlenecalague on July 07, 2018:

CALAGUE KATHLENE JADE BSMT 1

Chemistry is very important because everything we do is chemistry. Our body is composed of chemicals. We will deal with different chemicals at our future job so chemistry is the best way to study the properties, characteristics, and physical and chemical changes of a matter. Chemistry has been part of our everyday lives, everything we do is chemistry. e.g. cooking, cleaning, and for medicine. So how are we able to continue our lives without the help of chemistry?

Chan, John Derrick L. BSMT1 on July 06, 2018:

We have Chemistry in our body and we should learn it. Knowing that we have it will never be enough. We have to learn it to keep ourselves healthy since, again. We have Chemistry in our body.

In our course, we are going to deal with the chemistry of a body and we need to understand first how significant it is in our body then after that, we will most likely to be inspired to dig in more on that point and so, we need first to know why do we need to study this subject then after answering this question, we will have that driving force to complete everything in our own will or, a driving force to fully apprehend this subject without any unvalid reason.

Shiela Mari S. Calderon BEED-IV on June 12, 2018:

Why chemistry is essential to understanding human body system may not be obvious if you're just looking at your body as a collection of organs. But all the cells in your organs are composed of chemicals, and chemical reactions are involved in all of your body's movements and cycles. Chemistry explains how your cells produce energy and proteins, why you breathe and have blood and what sorts of foods and vitamins are important for nutrition. With a basic understanding of chemistry, you can understand why your organs function the way they do and how the systems of your body work together.

carlo crisanto v sapiendante on April 24, 2018:

CARLO CRISANTO V. SAPIENDANTE

Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

We have to learn the this because there are relationship between matter , energy, and the human body. As a future media practioner this is very essential to study not just for information disemination but for our personal needs also. As we explore we will know that also in our has elements wherein with this elements it helps our body to function. This elements are hydrogen, caborn, nitrogen, oxygen and more. Therfore learning this can really help us every indivuduals

Bianca Bernardo on August 10, 2017:

MARUCOT, KATRINA BIANCA BSN1

Chemistry plays a huge part on our everyday lives. As we all know, our human bodies are the biggest laboratory there is. We need to have an understanding of how every element affects our bodies. There are certain essential elements that our body needs to have in order to function well. It is a must that we know what each essential does to our body.

RUSSELL BERNARDINO BSTM4 on July 25, 2017:

Chemistry and the human body has a connection that everyone should understand. The 13 essential elements that is available--Thanks to chemistry is a great reference for us to make a healthy living .. possible. These various elements is our fuel to a stress and Ill-free life. What we eat is what we are. We have to take care of our body , because it is the only place we have to live in.

mariseperez08 on February 24, 2017:

Perez, Nina Marise V.

BEED-II

TF-12:30-2:00pm/CAS105

Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you! You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules (with the exception of water and the essential atoms like N,P,K, Na, etc). In order to understand organic chemistry you must understand basic chemistry. An understanding of organic chemistry will give you a strong foundation for biochemistry which will give you a strong foundation for cell and molecular biology, which will give you a strong foundation for anatomy and physiology! In order to have a comprehensive understanding of the immensely complex subjects such as physiology, you really need to understand what is happening at a molecular and chemical level. Thus, an understanding of basic chemistry is essential to understanding human physiology!

Let me give you an example. Lets say you want to to study neurophysiology, how the brain works. You will find that your brain is made up of neurons, and neurons communicate with one another via neurotransmitters, which are made up of complex molecules. In order for the neurotransmitters to be expelled from the presynaptic cleft into the post synaptic cleft, an electrical depolarization of the cell must take place. This is done with two atoms, Sodium (Na) and Potassium (K). The depolarization is achieved by the influx of positively charged Sodium atoms which gives the cell an overall positive charge. Inhibition of depolarization and a return to resting state requires an influx of sodium (K) which has a more negative charge than Sodium and Calcium (Ca) which has a net negative charge.

Maria Luz Mendoza on February 20, 2017:

Ma. Luz Mendoza BEED II

You are what you eat. Because the cells in your body use chemicals to function properly. A basic understanding of the charges different molecules and atoms have and why they have them, is key to that understanding. Like most things, chemistry gets easier with studying. Chemistry having great importance in our daily life. Even in our body also more chemical reactions are going on. With the help of chemistry we are able to cure most of deadly or dangerous disease. By the study of chemistry we can learn the biochemical changes going on in our body.

Ivyespanola on December 20, 2015:

Ivory Española BSBA 3(1-4)

Chemistry is involve in everything because without chemistry we cannot live easy. Our body is example of living laboratory.

Mariella Dela Paz on December 20, 2015:

Chemistry has its corelation with the study of biology. It is because of the progress of the study of structures, functions and processes in living organisms depends on the extent to which the study is done at the atomic or molecular levwl. A better understanding of life and living organisms was achieved when biologist where able to look beyond the appearance of an organismand determine the fuction of its parts. They began examining the structure and function of organism at the molecular level. For example, genes have been known for some time as the units reaponsible for the inheretance of traits. Our understanding of heredity grew tremendously when we learned how segments of a gene code from amino acids and that the entire gene, therefore, codes for specific sequence of amino acids that make up the protein.

Nikka Lei Angeles on December 20, 2015:

Angeles, Nikka Lei S. BSA 1-4

It is vital for us to gain knowledge about the function of cells to any organism and its interaction with the environment. Basic chemistry is essential in understanding human body system, one simple reason is that there are elements found in our body such as calcium. The needs of our body are provided by chemistry(Chemical reaction,elements,Chemical process).

Nikka Lei Angeles on December 20, 2015:

Angeles, Nikka Lei S. BSA 1-4

Basic chemistry is important for us because we will not understand well how things work, knowing the basic is important. We must first build the foundation before we fully understand the things involve in Chemistry.

Jan Marri Garcia on December 19, 2015:

Garcia, Jan Marri M. BSA 1-3

Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe. The importance of basic chemistry essential is to understand the human body system.

Patricia Mae Mendoza on December 19, 2015:

PATRICIA MAE J. MENDOZA

BSBA1-1

Human body system is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. Knowledge of chemistry will help to understand biochemical functions.

Chemistry has been defined as the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure , properties and reactions of matter. The importance of chemistry in Human body is all the substances we're taking up is made up of matter even our body has chemistry. By learning and studying chemistry we will know the exact substances, forms and what our body's component.

John Ismael Espino Lozano from Baliuag Bulacan Philippines on December 19, 2015:

Lozano John Ismael E. BSA 1-2

Of course basic Chemistry is essential to our body because it is the most important substance in our body. It is the reason why he are still living here on earth. Chemistry nowadays research how to prolong or extend our lives. The medicine we take is a product of chemistry and it makes us recover from sickness. Today, we cannot live without chemistry, we cannot live without medicine and we cannot live without "CHEMICALS"

Aia Karen Punzalan on December 16, 2015:

Studying chemistry is important to understanding human body system because we, ourselves, are matter. Knowing the essential elements present in our system helps us to be more aware of our body, and be more responsible as well. If we know what our body needs, we will be able to eat the right food and do the right diet. Chemistry also plays a huge role in the world of medicine, through the knowledge of the experts they are able to formulate medicines that prolong the lives of billions of people.

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Guia Mananghaya on December 16, 2015:

Chemistry is the scienc that is concerned with properties, composition, structures and reactions of matter. Thus, it is essential to the human body because we are composed of chemicals. Chemistry happens throughout our body and it contributes to our existence. As a future business woman, I need to be familiar and learn chemistry and biology at the same time to privide goods and service that will benefit out body.

Diana Angeles on December 07, 2015:

Angeles, Diana P. BSA1-4 Chemistry defined as the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure , properties and reactions of matter and chemistry holds the key to life sciences. It is very essential because their is a chemical or element that we need to have for our body to become strong and healthy and chemistry study about the chemicals in or out of our body. For example is the element calcium we need that for the bones in our body to become strong.

Diana Angeles on December 07, 2015:

Angeles, Diana P. BSA1-4 Chemistry defined as the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure , properties and reactions of matter and chemistry holds the key to life sciences. It is very essential because their is a chemical or element that we need to have for our body to become strong and healthy and chemistry study about the chemicals in or out of our body. For example is the element calcium we need that for the bones in our body to become strong.

abbygalvez on December 04, 2015:

Abigail B. Galvez BSBA 1-1

Basic chemistry is essential to understanding human body system in a way that some studies of chemistry which is related to human,and here are some proof,We are made of chemicals. Understanding chemistry helps us understand our bodies, and keeps us healthy.Your bones are made of calcium phosphate. Your blood has iron in it to carry oxygen. The oxygen is needed for your cells to burn the glucose fuel they use for energy. The cells are enclosed in membranes made up of phospholipid molecules, and they function using enzymes made up of protein. More protein makes up your muscles, skin, and hair. Chemistry happens all throughout your body.You can change the chemistry of your body. For example, the proteins in your hair can be changed to have more connections between them. This is done by adding chemicals to the hair to get a “permanent” wave to curl the hair. You can add fluorine to your teeth to make them less prone to cavities.

Rolaine Ann Ingalla on December 02, 2015:

BSA 1-3 Today, chemistry happened to be the key to life sciences. Everything that we need in living is the concern of chemistry, the changes that a substance may undergo, the reaction of how chemical substance converted into a new useful stuff, the food that we eat, the clothe that we wear, and a lot more that contributes to our existence. As an accountant, one should be familiar with the basics of life which turn to be the basic chemistry.

Crislyn Roxas on December 02, 2015:

Studying chemistry is important to understanding human body system because we, ourselves, are matter. Knowing the essential elements present in our system helps us to be more aware of our body, and be more responsible as well. If we know what our body needs, we will be able to eat the right food and do the right diet. Chemistry also plays a huge role in the world of medicine, through the knowledge of the experts they are able to formulate medicines that prolong the lives of billions of people.

Kimberly Anne DC Magtalas on November 29, 2015:

Kimberly Anne DC. Magtalas BSA 1-3

Chemistry is important because it helps us to know the composition, structure and changes of matter. All the matters are made up of chemistry. Our body is made of chemicals, which are combinations of elements so it helps to understand things on how the chemicals interact. Chemistry explains how food changes as we cook it, how it rots, how to preserve food, how our body uses the food eats, and how ingredients interact to make food. Chemistry is very important because it is everywhere in our daily life the air we take, the water we drink, and the food we take that contains minerals and vitamins and the most important today is the medicines we are taking to cure disease so without chemistry there is nothing.

Trisha Ann Angeles on November 28, 2015:

Trisha Ann Angeles

BSBA 1-1

Because in the cells of our body use chemical to funtion properly. A basic understanding of the charges different molecules and atoms have why and have them, is key to that understanding. Like most things chemistry gets easier with studying.

Rovy Kim Taruc on November 25, 2015:

Rovy Kim Taruc BSBA 1-1

Chemistry a science that deals with the structure and properties of substances and with the changes that they go through. Why we need to study basic chemistry and where, when basic chemistry was introduce?

In our time now, we are in the age Science and Technology. We studied chemistry to know where did human and this earth evolved? It's explain all things. In a simple things we use chemistry.

Jessica Ocampo on November 24, 2015:

Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you! You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules (with the exception of water and the essential atoms like N,P,K, Na, etc). In order to understand organic chemistry you must understand basic chemistry. An understanding of organic chemistry will give you a strong foundation for biochemistry which will give you a strong foundation for cell and molecular biology, which will give you a strong foundation for anatomy and physiology! In order to have a comprehensive understanding of the immensely complex subjects such as physiology, you really need to understand what is happening at a molecular and chemical level. Thus, an understanding of basic chemistry is essential to understanding human physiology.

Eunice Maranan on November 24, 2015:

Eunice Maranan BSA 1-3. Studying and understanding the basic chemistry is very significant. Everything that is found in our dwelling place, the earth, is made up of atom. So, it literally means that plants, animals, humans or even other classifications of biotic and abiotic factors are matter. For me,the most thing that really matters as an Accountancy student is that, I must be aware of the things I do not know, with this I may elaborate or expand my understanding on certain thing which I can share with my future clients. As I am reading this note, I was amazed on how chemistry functions in one's life. From the Chemistry itself up to the things beyond it.I may relate an accountant's life as a mixture. Why? because our life as an accountant is a combination of hardships and gratification. The hardships pertains to the things that we cannot easily identify, the failure that may come our way and the different phases that we are about to deal with. However, if there's a will there's a way. Accountants are known for their fighting spirit that they can do all the things with assurance and this will be our gratification.

JoanaCordero on November 22, 2015:

Cordero, Joana Maidy C.

BSA 1-4

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy. Many people think of chemists as being white-coated scientists mixing strange liquids in a laboratory, but the truth is we are all chemists. Doctors, nurses and veterinarians must study chemistry, but understanding basic chemistry concepts is important for almost every profession. Chemistry is part of everything in our lives. Every material in existence is made up of matter — even our own bodies. Chemistry is involved in everything we do, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching a space shuttle. Chemistry is one of the physical sciences that help us to describe and explain our world. One of the importance of Chemistry in BSA students can be explained through one of its branches-the analytical chemistry which uses qualitative and quantitative observation to identify and measure the physical and chemical properties of substances. In a sense, all chemistry is analytical.

Mark Roldan L. Mercado on November 19, 2015:

BSBA 1-1 Mercado, Mark Roldan L. Chemistry is the study of matter and its interactions with other matter and energy. All the things that we see even the air is compose of matter. And also it is important because we will know which chemicals are there in our food that we eat. Food is made from chemicals. Many of the changes we observe in the world around us are caused by chemical reactions. It is important to understand chemistry as it pertains to relations with the human body's enzymes and processes have chemical processes constantly going on. 24/7 there are chemical reactions going on throughout your body and with out them we could not function.

Erissa Feliciano from Angat, Bulacan on November 17, 2015:

Erissa Joy P. Feliciano

(BSA 1-4)

Chemistry is part of everything we use and do. As such, chemistry has always been considered a basic science. It is basic in the sense that, all other science and nonscience fields as well use in some ways the knowledge of Chemistry.

Pamela SanGabriel on November 17, 2015:

Pamela Mae T. San Gabriel

BSA 1-4

Chemistry is all around us and had a tremendous impact that affects all aspects of our lives. It is essential to understand human body systems to know the condition of our body and how our physiological processes work. It has also its own accounting points which makes it relevant to Accountancy. The concept of accounting is used in Chemistry to ensure mass and energy accounted for in every chemical processes. This chemical knowledge combined with accounting skills can take us to a satisfying role or career.

Angelica Salinas on November 17, 2015:

Angelica G. Salinas

BSBA 1-1

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Basic chemistry is essential to understanding human physiology because we all know that cells in our body uses chemicals to function well. This chemicals are also essential in our body. A basic understanding of the charges different molecules and atoms have and why they have them, is key to that understanding. As an individual, these chemicals play and important role in our everyday lives because we are not capable of doing something if we don't have the energy to do it.

Alyssa Delara on November 17, 2015:

Alyssa Nicole M. De Lara BSBA 1-1 Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you! You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules (with the exception of water and the essential atoms like N,P,K, Na, etc). In order to understand organic chemistry you must understand basic chemistry. An understanding of organic chemistry will give you a strong foundation for biochemistry which will give you a strong foundation for cell and molecular biology, which will give you a strong foundation for anatomy and physiology! In order to have a comprehensive understanding of the immensely complex subjects such as physiology, you really need to understand what is happening at a molecular and chemical level. Chemical reactions underlie all body processes.

Shaira Rehj Rivera on November 16, 2015:

Rivera, Shaira Rehj R.

BSA 1-4

The answer is fairly simple. Our entire body is made up of 1000’s of chemicals that continuously interact with one another. Since chemical reactions are a part of all physiology processes within the body, a basic understanding of chemistry must be established to understand how physiological (digestion, pumping of blood, ect.) processes work. All the cells in our organs are composed of chemicals, and chemical reactions are involved in all of our body's movements and cycles. Chemistry explains how our cells produce energy and proteins, why we breathe and have blood and what sorts of foods and vitamins are important for nutrition. With a basic understanding of chemistry, we can understand why our organs function the way they do and how the systems of our body work together.

Clarice Torzar on November 15, 2015:

Clarice Mae Anne Torzar BSA 1-3

Studying basic chemistry will give us knowledge about the things around us because chemistry deals with the study of structure, composition, properties and reaction of matter. The nutrients on the food that we eat everyday will tell us how healthy our body is. This is important to every individual to be aware and have a proper knowledge to be careful on the food that goes to our body.

Ronnel Felipe BSBA 1-1 on November 15, 2015:

We all need to study basic chemistry because we have this so called inborn chemicals inside our body and we extracted more of it from the food that we eat. So as a student we need to know what our this chemicals, if its helpful or harmful on us, and in order to take much of care on our body, because without a good condition we cant do our chores and we cant reach our goals in life. We can get knowledge in studying basic chemistry , because wecan need this in order to cure ourselves and we can get an idea with those chemicals and we can build business out of it.

Glorielle Maris Sison Esquivel from Baliwag, Bulacan on November 15, 2015:

Glorielle Maris Esquivel

BSA 1-2

**Why is the study of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body systems ?

We should study basic chemistry because chemically, the human body consists mainly of water and organic consisting lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Water is found in the extracellular fluids of the body (the blood plasma, the lymph, and the interstitial fluid) and within the cells themselves. It serves as a solvent without which the chemistry of life could not take place. The human body is about 60 percent water by weight.

** So therefore. If we study and understand the chemical composition of the body then we are able to understand the essence of the human body. We can know the condition of our body. We need to study basic chemistry to know the function and mechanism of our own body.

Joyce Parulan on November 15, 2015:

Joyce Kristine Parulan BSA 1-4

The relevance of basic chemistry in our course is that we are able to know to condition of our body. If we still have the energy to study accounting. And able to know what vitamins, supplements and drugs can help and warm us. In chemistry classes you'll apply math and logic just like in accounting, and those are the most areas we should have.

Maryrose Cruz on November 14, 2015:

maryrose cruz

bsba 1-1

This activity requires students to drag organs of different body systems into the human body cartoon (Arnold) classifying them according to certain systems (digestive, skeletal, circulatory/respiratory, and nervous). For each system, once the correct organ is placed into the body, it will stay there.

Because the cells in our body use chemicals to function properly. A basic understanding of the charges different molecules and atoms have and why they have them, is key to that understanding. Like most things, chemistry gets easier with studying.

Joshua Lim Calma from San Miguel Bulacan on March 19, 2015:

Everything in this world is either an element or a combination of elements. Each element is composed of tiny particles of matter called atoms.

pantan, jessa on March 18, 2015:

Basic chemistry is really important to us. Having a background knowledge in chemistry is also important to us. Our body is made up of molecules. Even the process of digesting food from our mouth to our stomach and the delivery of blood cell in all parts of our body is also related in chemistry. Also, the 13 essential chemicals in chemistry is present in our body.

RuelGiray on March 05, 2015:

chemistry is relevance for us specially in human body, the 13 essential chemicals that found in our body. the relevance of Chemistry in our lives is our daily living.

Phoebe Sp on March 05, 2015:

The basic essential of science is chemistry. It is one of the most important thing in our life. It is one of the most basic and highest branch of science so it is important for us to understand everything.

Iana kristine leoni on March 05, 2015:

Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you! You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules.

LEONI IK BUTM

MARCELO, JME BUTM2015 on March 05, 2015:

To understand the mechanism of life, or how living organisms manage to reproduce, grow, move, think, eat and do whatever it is that they are doing, biologists can apply chemistry and physics to the study of life.

Elli Rose Gabriel on March 05, 2015:

1 BALELA, E.G BUTM 2014

the relevance of basic chemistry in my course (BSTM)

would gives you study of everything in our daily life. chemistry is a non stop one because it is spreaded in our daily life and of course in the human body system.

Mary Rose Banzon on March 05, 2015:

You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules. In order to understand organic chemistry you must understand chemistry.Each one of those elements are very important for it helps us to function our body. We can learn lots of things through studying chemistry. So we must give it importance.

Jonna Mae Book on March 05, 2015:

BOOK, JM BUTM 2014

To create a life support system based on biological and physical-chemical processes is the optimum solution providing full-valued conditions for existence and efficient work of people at a lunar base. Long-standing experience in experimental research or closed ecosystems and their components allows us to suggest a realistic functional structure of the lunar base and to estimate qualitatively its parameters.

Marife DG. Montejo on March 05, 2015:

An understanding of organic chemistry will give you a strong foundation for biochemistry which will give you a strong foundation for cell and molecular biology, which will give you a strong foundation for anatomy and physiology! In order to have a comprehensive understanding of the immensely complex subjects such as physiology, you really need to understand what is happening at a molecular and chemical level. Thus, an understanding of basic chemistry is essential to understanding human physiology!

Chlaryse Tesaluna on March 05, 2015:

TESALUNA, C BUTM 2014

Everything in this world involves chemistry. It's relevance is very important especially the 13 essential elements in our body. Each one of those elements are very important for it helps us to function our body. We can learn lots of things through studying chemistry. So we must give it importance.

Agnes Sato from Baliuag, Bulacan on March 04, 2015:

36 SATO, MA BUTM

Chemistry is very important in our lives and the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you!.You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules. In order to understand organic chemistry you must understand chemistry.

Julien Villanueva on March 04, 2015:

Villanueva Julien / BSHM 2014 - 2015

Understanding chemistry is like understanding ones own body. We are basically made of chemistry. All of the things that we sense with our 5 senses are with connections with chemistry.

renzocauzon on March 04, 2015:

09 Cauzon,RA BUHM

Everything in the world is basically now made up of chemistry. The relevance of this in our course is that we are able to relate it to ourselves because it involves the 13 essential chemicals that found in our body. These essential nutrients which our body need are made up of different elements and compounds.

DeGuzmanMMBUHM15 on March 04, 2015:

Chemistry is important in human body because like it say, we are part of it. It is important for us to know chemistry because all of the things around us are made of it. The food we eat, transportation, things around us and even the air we breathe. By studying this, we could also learn the properties or the compounds in our body.

Jahana Nicole on March 04, 2015:

Chemistry has its relevance to our human body because we are all part of it, so we should have some knowledge about what is chemistry and how it is related to our body. By studying chemistry, we can learn so many things and have experience on how our environment gives us our needs. Because of chemistry we are able to learn how many things work.

simplyariannejoy on March 04, 2015:

17 Flores, AJ BUHM

It is essential for us to study basic chemistry because it explains what kinds of elements our human body needs in order for it to grow, develop and survive. For example, we need not only oxygen to live but also other elements such as nitrogen, hydrogen, phosphorus, calcium and iron. Each element corresponds to different purpose and importance. Basic chemistry enlightens the roles of each elements present in our body. It is also helpful for the development of medicinal researches and purposes about our human body. In Chemistry you can learn a lot of things, like a simple dish that you didn't expect or think that it could be turn to a wonderful dish and it is because of the experiments that you conduct, the things that seems impossible is possible because of chemistry

Johnmarverickr on March 04, 2015:

Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you!.You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules. In order to understand organic chemistry you must understand basic chemistry.

Bianca Ysabelle Turingan from Tangos, Baliuag, Bulacan on March 04, 2015:

28 Turingan BY, BUHM 14

Studying chemistry is important for us to study , for us to be able to know the chemicals we are using in our everyday life.

AndreaBarcita on March 04, 2015:

3 BARCITA AR. M. BUHM14

Studying general chemistry as a hospitality management student will enable me to identify various chemicals and how will they play a role in the field of the said course. It will give an idea on how to deal with chemicals and its possible hazards.

Louise Jerome P. Cruz on March 04, 2015:

09, Cruz, L.J.,P. BU HM 14

As a Hospitality Management student, it is important for us to know the

study of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body systems because in the field of Hospitality Management and Tourism it is important for us to know the different types of Essential Elements that we can use in the Foods and most especially we can suggest the right food for them

Krisette Enriquez from Plaridel, Bulacan on March 04, 2015:

13, ENRIQUEZ KC BUTM 2014

As a Tourism student, I can relate Chemistry to my chosen career because it gives me so much information that can help me as I entertain guests such as serving food and beverages.

Patricia Rivera on March 04, 2015:

Based on my studies, Body system needs vitamins which is chemicals and it is related to chemistry. Some may have organic and inorganic chemicals which is vitamins. Which is related in my field.

kennethcorpuz on March 04, 2015:

basic chemistry essential of human body system. related of experimental and equipment and use of laboratory apparatuses and essential of chemistry is a give of energy and unique at all subject because enjoying of experimental and bonding of the (TM) TOURISM MANAGEMENT IS THE CONNECT AND ENJOY GIVE AND MORE KNOWLEDGE .

James Leoni III from Candaba, Pampanga on March 03, 2015:

20 Leoni James BUHM

chemistry is a good thing to understand our human body so we know what to do to maintenance our body.

Bernadette Devera on March 03, 2015:

8 Devera B BUTM 2014

Everything in the world is basically now made up of chemistry. chemistry, it has a big role in our life.We cannot live with out chemistry everything that we can touch, smell, feel is made up of chemistry. even human we are made up of chemistry because we are composed of atoms. all things is made up off chemistry we cannot say that we need to avoid chemistry in our life.

AlmiraEvangelista on March 03, 2015:

Evangelista, Almira

BSTM l-l

Chemistry has a big role in our life. We cannot live without chemistry. because everything that we can touch, smell, feel is made up of chemistry. Even human body we're made up of chemistry because we are composed of atoms and it's also important for us to know how to take care of our health.

nicolite mae fernandez from Seoul, Korea on March 03, 2015:

14 Fernandez, NMA BUHM14

This article shows how chemistry is so important in our life. Studying Chemistry is also important if you are taking the course hospitality management that also deals with chemicals, mixing foods and beverages. We need to study that course for us to be able to know the safety precautions especially how to mix the chemicals safely and what are the chemicals that are compatible with each other, as we communicate to our guests or customers we need to know what are they want or what they are looking for we need to predict it based on the behaviors they shown like chemicals. Chemistry helps us to have an interest to many things. It also gives adventure for the things or experiments in Chemistry that we always think as a waste of time but it’s not instead it is interesting and it gives excitement when you try it. In Chemistry you can learn a lot of things, like a simple dish that you didn't expect or think that it could be turn to a wonderful dish and it is because of the experiments that you conduct, the things that seems impossible is possible because of chemistry, that’s why chemistry is so helpful to us because our course (Hospitality Management) is more on experiment like chemistry or science. We need to conduct or try to try many experiments for new discoveries.

Brillant Joshua Dela Cruz on March 02, 2015:

This is the basically way to know the structures and functions of all. And it helps to show how it works in our daily lives.

Jean Abando Ortiz from Malolos,Bulacan on March 02, 2015:

26 ORTIZ JA BUBSPSY 2014

The importance of studying basic chemistry is to be informed on simple things around us that has chemistry.Its relevance to my course is I am being informed on simple things in nature that has chemistry that can affect human behavior.

johnrenz santos on March 02, 2015:

24 SANTOS JRA BSHM14

the study of chemistry is also study of human body and our behavior because all chemicals that exists in human body is always affecting it just like in emotions some chemicals in human body affects our emotions for other.

Jarrett on February 17, 2015:

Tengshuo is a fast growing matrcafnureus and suppliers in China, supply many kind of paper machine,pulp preparing system and parts. All the products of Tengshuo, from paper machinery (include paper machine, pulp preparing system) to settings or parts, have passed a series of product testing.Tengshuo is dealing with the equipment and settings of stock preparing department, paper machine. ceramic dewatering departments, felts and wires and the main products too.The tenet of Tengshuo is: Customer First! Try Our Best to Satisfy Our Customer!

Melanie Samson on January 26, 2015:

31, SAMSON MH BUTM2014-2015

Importance of Chemistry to the Aspect of life is that this shows what is the relevance of our everyday living into Chemistry which we are holding, breathing, eating and using every hour, minute and seconds therefore, the relevance of Chemistry in our lives is our daily living.

Joshua Lim Calma from San Miguel Bulacan on January 25, 2015:

CALMA JOSHUA

Why is the study of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body systems ? because chemistry a big part of life in many aspect.

Rad Mesina from Calumpit, Bulacan on January 24, 2015:

23MESINA, DJ BUHM

Because everything is built from and made up of atoms, from stars to bacteria and us. We are all made up almost entirely of organic molecules. Also everything we use and need. And our body itself.

Rollyne Munsayac on January 24, 2015:

23 MUNSAYAC RE, BUTM 2014

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology it is important to have an understanding of the chemical composition of the body. This will come in handy when considering the various interactions between cells and structures.

Clarisse Silverio on January 23, 2015:

26 Silverio, A.C G. BUHM14

The relevance of this in our course is that we are able to relate it to ourselves because it involves the 13 essential chemicals that found in our body. And it is important to know what kind of food we are going to put in the menu that will give benefits to the guest or costumer who will order and eat the food we prepare.

Kyla Mae Navarro on January 23, 2015:

24NAVARRO, KDG BUTM2014

Basic Chemistry is the study of some of the most fundamental particles in the universe, atoms. Everything in the known universe is built from and made up of atoms, from stars and planets, to bacteria and of course, you! You are made up almost entirely of organic molecules. And the cells in our body use chemicals to function properly. That is why study of basic chemistry is important.

1Alavar, MM BUHM from Villa Katrina, Tangos Baliwag Bulacan on January 21, 2015:

1ALAVAR, MM BUHM

This is very important because chemistry has a role to play in our survival. The oxygen which we require is a part of chemistry. The food we are taking are made up of protein, vitamins, carbohydrate and other nutrients. These essential nutrients which our body need are made up of different elements and compounds. The water we drink is another chemical compound. Life without chemicals can't even be imagined. If we see around our surroundings, we find that the world is full of Chemicals. Right from human body to tall mountains, all are made up of chemicals. Therefore the subject chemistry is applied on human body and its surrounding.

Dindin Rivera from Baliuag, Bulacan on December 29, 2014:

RIVERA DINDIN

BSTM-IV

Chemistry is very important in our daily lives. it explains the world around us. it is also the heart of environment, like, what process can produce the things without harming the environment . Chemistry has the power to explain everything in this world.There are many reasons to study chemistry. It is one pillar of the natural sciences necessary for detailed studies in the physical sciences or engineering. The principles of biology and psychology are rooted in the biochemistry of the animal world, in ways that are only now beginning to be understood. Modern medicine is firmly rooted in the chemical nature of the human body. Even students without long term aspirations in science find beauty in the infinite possibilities that originate from the small set of rules found in chemistry.

angelo hernandez 18 BUHM on December 29, 2014:

Human body is a complex combination of various cells and systems. It is the most complicated yet fascinating structure us humans can study hence it is important to know what elements and chemical reactions are taking place inside the human body. It is essential for us to study basic chemistry because it explains what kinds of elements our human body needs in order for it to grow, develop and survive. For example, we need not only oxygen to live but also other elements such as nitrogen, hydrogen, phosphorus, calcium and iron. Each element corresponds to different purpose and importance. Basic chemistry enlightens the roles of each elements present in our body. It is also helpful for the development of medicinal researches and purposes about our human body.

Fatima Cruz Castro on December 29, 2014:

7 CASTRO F C BUTM 2014

The importance of basic chemistry essential to understanding the human body system, it is the way we need to know the use of our body system related in chemistry. This is the basically way to know the structures and functions of all. And it helps to show how it works in our daily lives. And the knowledge we gain in this subject can help in our working careers.

Mikaela Igaya on December 23, 2014:

18 IGAYA MC BUTM 2014

The importance of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body systems is it allow us to know the use of our body systems related to chemistry which can help us to show how it can use to our life. Human body is can't work thoroughly without knowing the study of basic chemistry. That is why studying of basic chemistry is essential to understand human body systems and it is important in student and all of people.

regina san gabriel from baliuag,bulacan on December 19, 2014:

SAN GABRIEL, RJ BUTM 2014

basic chemistry is relevance for us specially in human body, Lets say you want to to study neurophysiology, how the brain works. You will find that your brain is made up of neurons, and neurons communicate with one another via neurotransmitters, which are made up of complex molecules. In order for the neurotransmitters to be expelled from the presynaptic cleft into the post synaptic cleft, an electrical depolarization of the cell must take place. This is done with two atoms, Sodium (Na) and Potassium (K). The depolarization is achieved by the influx of positively charged Sodium atoms which gives the cell an overall positive charge. Inhibition of depolarization and a return to resting state requires an influx of sodium (K) which has a more negative charge than Sodium and Calcium (Ca) which has a net negative charge.

There you have it, a prime example of why you need to understand basic chemistry

DeGuzmanJCBUHM14 from San Ildefonso, Bulacan on December 14, 2014:

Chemistry has been defined as the science which deals with the study of the composition, structure , properties and reactions of matter. The importance of chemistry in Human body is all the substances we're taking up is made up of matter even our body has chemistry. By learning and studying chemistry we will know the exact substances, forms and what our body's component.

4CanozaKTBUHM on December 14, 2014:

04 Canoza, KT BUHM

It is said that we are all parts of chemistry. The relevance of chemistry in human body systems in our degree is to know which substance is to ingest or not. Our body is almost composed of chemistry; there are different chemicals hidden in our body. By knowing this, we would know what chemicals we think that is not harmful but really harmful to our bodies.

Villacoba Kaye on December 14, 2014:

35 Villacoba, KH BUHM

Chemistry has its relevance to our human body because we are all part of it, so we should have some knowledge about what is chemistry and how it is related to our body. By studying chemistry, we can learn so many things and have experience on how our environment gives us our needs. Because of chemistry we are able to learn how many things work.

winnie rose inoncillo aquino from San Rafael, Bulacan on December 14, 2014:

2 Aquino, WR BUHM 2014

Chemistry in relation to human body: There are a lot of things we can from chemistry that is very related to our body. Starting from the elements can be found in our body which is very important for us to survive such as oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. Even from the foods and beverages we intake there are elements can be found from it that could help us maintain a healthy body such as sodium, calcium, chlorine, potassium and many more. Aside from that, the processes that happen inside ur body is still part of chemistry including transferring of information and replication of nucleic acids, absorption of vitamins, digestions,formation and excretion of waste materials and many more.We should be aware of what we are taking in our body and what we are eating, for us to know what could be the effect of these chemistry found in simple things to our body.

kimihizatoledo on December 13, 2014:

38 Toledo, KM BUTM 2014

The importance of basic chemistry essential to understanding human body systems is it allow us to know the use of our body systems related to chemistry which can help us a lot to show how it works in our daily life and also in doing laboratory experiments or activities as well, Though our body also have reactions related to chemistry or chemicals inside the human body that we cannot live without. That is why studying of basic chemistry is essential to understand human body systems is very important for us students to know.

Jen Angelo Garcia on December 12, 2014:

18 Garcia, JA BUHM

The relevance of this is to show how great our body works and it shows that we are a living laboratory. It shows that our body needs 13 essential elementa and it helps to regulate our body's function. Because in our body there are many chemical reactions that are happening example is our emotions. This is relevant because it gives us the understanding of how our body works with chemistry. Because if we don't have chemical reactions in our body life is useless because if there are no chemistry we can't produce our own.