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What Exactly Do I Need To Study (Chemistry)

  1. Nov 6, 2016 #1
    Hy , i m a chemistry beginner

    I m trying to be autonom in everything
    And i want to be able to make my own substances.
    For instances Chloroform , glycerine etc
    And many other basic substances

    So what do i need to study in order to make these substances correctly in a lab .
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 6, 2016
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 6, 2016 #2
    You need to study:

    1. Either a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering or industrial chemistry or chemE with minor in chemistry.

    If self studying:

    1. The same books for chemistry majors and/or chemical engineers.

    Chemistry the central science (the book)
    ^ is pretty good, there were some good sources on the deep web but they have gone I think. There are online communities for chemistry too which are really good..

    And apart from this, you need a lot of money and a proper set up at home, one that includes a fume cabinet and maybe even a license depending on which country and how far you want to take this hobby.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
  4. Nov 19, 2016 #3
    Thank you very much !
  5. Nov 19, 2016 #4
    Wait , what sources on the deep webb?
    Can t i find it normally ?

    Or buy them ?
  6. Nov 19, 2016 #5
    Sorry for late reply btw.
  7. Nov 19, 2016 #6
    I was really interested in chemistry ad researched a lot of stuff.

    One website I reccomend is this:


    the book is "chemistry: the central science" or other college level books (look at university literature)
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