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Name: Shelly
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: WV
Country: USA
Date: Fall 2009


Question:
What is theoretical chemistry? Where do we use theoretical chemistry? Why is theoretical chemistry important?



Replies:
Hi Shelly

Here is the most comprehensive, yet succinct description of theoretical chemistry I can find.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theoretical_chemistry

Sincere regards,

Mike Stewart


Theoretical chemistry is a branch of chemistry that uses various theoretical models to predict how chemical substances react. It is an increasingly important and useful branch of chemistry. It allows the chemist to "do an experiment" by computation (usually with computer assistance, because the calculations are complicated. But remember, in the end, its predictions must be verified by experimental data.

Vince Calder



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