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The basic reason for the study of chemistry is to figure out what's going on with matter, meaning the stuff all around us.

Chemistry looks at things on an atomic or molecular level, so we can determine the basic properties of a material and then figure out how to do things at a larger level. We call this looking a things at the micro level.

About 2,500 years ago, two Greek philosophers, Leucippus and Democritus[1], came up with a theory that if you chopped something up into very , very small pieces, you would eventually get a piece of that object so small that you would no longer be able to divide it any further.