The Chemical Industry

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The chemical industry is where many of the important products in our everyday lives are made.

Some companies produce bulk (sometimes called commodity) chemicals on a huge scale

Other industries make fine chemicals. These tend to be made on a smaller scale and the chemicals are higher cost.

Once pure chemicals have been made they can be reacted together to make specialist molecules, mixtures of molecules or materials. This is where chemistry comes together to make the products that we are familiar with in our everyday lives.

People with a degree in chemistry work across all these different industries. To find out more about the chemical industry, see some articles below:

Introduction to the chemical industry

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