Relationships Between Chemistry MIXTURES, Humanity, and daily lives By: Siri Olsen

The chemistry concept that I am going to talk about is mixtures. Mixtures can be talked about in many different ways. There are many different ways that you can break down a mixture. Dilution, combination, etc. The way that people usually think of a mixtures may include mixing paints to make new colors, mixing the spices for a soup relating it to cooking but I would like to inform you about mixing and diluting perfume in one aspect to help people realize the chemistry that actually goes into the perfume that they are wearing. I would also like to relate chemistry to the class of communications, around the world we are put into situations where we must mix our races and cultures to communicate to others around the world in different ways. Many people are not interested in chemistry until someone can put it in terms that someone will understand and how it will relate to them in their lives. With the people not even realizing that they deal with certain types of chemistry on a daily basis.

Sometimes it is hard for people to realize the difference of chemistry and our daily lives and at the same time it is hard for people to realize the similarities between the concepts of chemistry and our daily lives. In the world of science no one ever really makes any connections to real life, not that science is not real life but I’m talking about how there are many aspects of science that humanity uses in their daily lives and does not even realize. Today I am here to inform you on some of those subjects. Now what do you as an average man or woman know about a mixture? You probably know the basics including the definition which is, the bringing together of two substances. There is more to the definition of a michem-stuff-jpgxture than just that. The chemistry version of a definition says a mixture is a system made up of two or more different substances which are mixed but not combined. What this definition is essentially saying is that in a mixture nothing is completely dissolved or soluble. Have you ever looked at the cologne you wear or the perfume you wear just to realize that there are up to 20 different elements of your perfume just to make it smell good. “In fact, most perfumes are engineered to have a three-part smell, which unfolds after you apply it to your skin”(Nasar 1). The next time you look at your perfume bottle inspect the ingredients. ” Chemists measure odors according to intensity”(Worldpicture of Chemistry, 2000). I pulled this quote from a source I found through my college library and the relevance could be that perfumes very in the odors, some may call odors loud or small, big or strong. there are many different ways that a perfumes cent could be described. A mixture is something that can be broken down and re-built or mixed again. Thinking about things in perspective, water is also a mixture but it does not have a smell because of the types of chemicals that are involved. I ask you to look or inspect your perfume and realize the amount of chemicals and different substances that you put on your skin every morning.  Once you have inspected the ingredients you are using what chemists call an observation which you never would think about on a normal day but it is interesting that once you are actually looking for the concepts of chemistry in your life they tend to begin to jump out at you. Chemistry can be a hard concept to connect to life outside of the lab but once you do the world becomes a bigger broader place of information that you would have never realized.

Another perspective of a mixture that many people seem to overlook is the humanities side of things I am in a communications class and I see the ways the Chemistry and mixtures go along with the human race. We as a population use the chchem-stuffemistry in our bodies to simply talk to people. Depending on your body and if there are imbalances things could go wrong or go just perfectly right.” Chemicals delight, enrage, tease, provoke, subdue, reward, bully, punish, kill, and save as directly and dramatically as human beings” (Scientific American 1). This excerpt is explaining that not only are we as a population delightful and provoking, chemicals act the same way as human beings. The United States population as a whole is a very large mixture of different race, culture and ethnicity that will never combine into the same category. The U.S. has always been known for the American Dream and people from around the world want to come to our country to achieve it. The best part about this concept is that people from all over the world come to our country to learn but not only are they learning so are we. I could learn from someone who is from India and never become Indian, I could learn from someone who is from Italy and never become and Italian, we as a nation use mixtures to learn and adapt to the country around us. I will never be of Chinese descent and the Chinese will never be of European descent but that is just what a mixture is, bringing different people, chemicals, substances or whatever they may be together but never making them become something they are not. Mixing the way that people communicate all over the world from different cultures change what we as Americans and humanitythem as citizens of the world talk to each other. “like you and me, and the way that developmental gene kicks in at different points in the life cycle and can dramatically affect the outcome”(Block, 2007).  It is important that the world begins to speak with each other in the right way and respectful during the important times that are ahead. Mixtures of people, communication styles, and races are all connected and related to chemistry because without all different types of people the melting pot that we have in the United States of America we would not know how to mix things ways of doing things in our lives.



Works Cited

        Ashutosh Jogalekar (March 23, 2016). Chemistry: The Human Science.

         Susan L. Nasr ( January 15, 2012). Perfume Chemistry.

         The Dow Chemical Company ( September 24, 2008). Humanity and Chemisrty.

      “Odors and olfaction.” World of Chemistry, Gale, 2000. Science in Context, Accessed 22 Nov. 2016.

         “The Chemistry of Humanity.” All Things Considered, 26 Nov. 2007. Science in Context, Accessed 22 Nov. 2016.

“Odors and olfaction.” World of Chemistry, Gale, 2000. Science in Context, Accessed 17 Nov. 2016.


3 thoughts on “Relationships Between Chemistry MIXTURES, Humanity, and daily lives By: Siri Olsen

  1. rewritingchemistry says:

    Blog looks great. However, you come at it from a “matter of fact” perspective while including yourself within the subject. This entails that it’s, for lack of a better term, a supreme opinion and comes off more subjective. Are you trying to convince your audience or are you telling us what is fact? I suggest ditching the pronouns that include yourself such as I, I’m, we, etc… Perhaps if you do that, it will be more of an “Article of Truth” which is far more convincing in nature.


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