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Name: Gina
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Age: 30s
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Date: 1999-2001


Question:
What is the difference between Chemistry and Biology?


Replies:
Not much anymore. They are integrated in all ways. We only separate them to categorize different aspects of the whole science picture. Biology used to be living things and chemistry dealt with the interactions of chemicals, but life is examined now at the chemical level so there is little difference. This up-coming century will become the "Century of Biology" but it would better be described as the "Century of Biochemistry".

Steve Sample


The basic difference is that biology deals with living material, chemistry with dead material that has not been alive.Themes in biology range from animals and plants to microorganisms and viruses. Since living things use the same chemical principles as a chemist (but not always the same conditions) they deal with alot of the same processes. The field of chemistry in living material is correctly called Biochemistry and this is somewhere inbetween Biology and Chemistry. So when looking what is happening inside a cell, it is no longer clear whether this is Biology or Chemistry. It is Natural Sciences.

Dr. Wassenaar



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