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Explain with the help of vinegar how we can differentiate between different branches of chemistry?
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Differentiation between branches of chemistry with composition of vinegar:

Vinegar contains 5% of acetic acid. Acetic Acid (CO COOH) is a colorless liquid that has characteristics vinegar like smell. It used to flavor the food. Various type of studies on this compound can help you to differentiate between various branches of chemistry.

  1. Since this is a carbon compound, its method of preparations and study of its chemical characteristics in organic chemistry.
  2. The study of chemical reactions that acetic acid undergoes in the bodies of human beings in biochemistry.
  3. But the study of its component elements, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen is inorganic chemistry. This because inorganic chemistry deals with elements and their compounds except carbon compounds. However, some carbon compounds such as CO2, CO, metal carbonates, hydrogen carbonates and carbides are study in inorganic chemistry.
  4. Use of technology and ways to obtain acetic acid on the large scale is industrial chemistry.
  5. Explanation of its transformation into gaseous state or solid state, applications of laws and theories to understand its structure is physical chemistry.
  6. The methods and instruments used to determine its percentage composition, melting point, boiling point etc. is analytical chemistry.
  7. The study of any adverse effects of this compound or the compounds that are derived from it, on the human is environmental chemistry.
  8. The study of the effect of radioactive radiations or neutron on the compound or its component elements is nuclear chemistry.