Chemistry is very important to our everyday lives. Kwledge of chemistry has been applied to advance medicine and industry, create useful products and materials, and understand and address environmental changes. This title explores the role of chemistry and chemical processes in a variety of practical areas, including the extraction and refining of metals, the harvesting and processing of fossil fuels, the production of renewable energy, and the development of pharmaceuticals. Photos, diagrams, and hands-on activities support readers in developing science vocabulary and understanding technical language, a Common Core requirement. A final chapter explores the life of chemist Linus Pauling.