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Do you need to know physics for chemistry?

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Hi, I am intrested in learning eventually about biochemistry but I am still learning the basics of general chemistry. I don't know a great deal about physics and am having a hard time distinguishing between chem and physics at times. My goal is to be a molecular biologist and was wondering what physics if any would i need to learn, or will thorough chemistry knowledge be enough?

Thanks for any info

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No, you don't really need to know physics. Some aspects of physical chemistry are useful though (like thermodynamics), and these might be taught as physics subjects.

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No, you don't really need to know physics. Some aspects of physical chemistry are useful though (like thermodynamics), and these might be taught as physics subjects.

 

No matter what you call it, it's physics. The answer is yes, you need some physics for chemistry. Whether you need a physics class or three for chemistry depends on what is taught in the chemistry classes.

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you should know physics for most fields of chem. biochem isnt too chem oriented (it tends to be geared towards biology really) so you dont necessarily need to know much physics

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Remember that all these sub-divisions of science, while useful and generally logical, are wholly artificial. The more you know about any science the better will be your understanding of your chosen field.

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I see, good advice :)

I was just wondering whether i should take a physics unit but i think i will just study it on my own.

Thanks :)

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