Energy is conserved ("Skeletal chemistry" 6 of 9)

Created by jrose, last updated 2015-11-13

"Energy governs everything that we can achieve with matter and what matter can do when left to its own devices. It governs the existence of atoms, their electronic structures, their ability to form bonds, the consequences of shape, and the emergence of bulk properties. It also governs the changes that matter can undergo, which immediately turns our attention from structure and towards change, the other half of chemistry."