From participating in National Chemistry Week to promoting science-, technology-, engineering-, and mathematics (STEM)-based learning, Chemours champions the importance of chemistry as a building block for modern conveniences and for meeting global demand for higher living standards that are safer for everyone.
Celebrating the Elements that Power the Modern World
Have you ever really thought about how much your life is affected by chemistry? You create chemical reactions just by eating and breathing. Your body runs on chemicals. So does the world around you. At Chemours, we have harnessed the pervasive power of chemistry to make modern-day conveniences perform better and last longer—from your refrigerator, to your car, to your smart devices and more.
Chemistry’s influence is so all-encompassing that we also use it to encourage curiosity in the minds of future generations through STEM-based learning initiatives. That’s why we’re excited to participate in National Chemistry Week.
To celebrate this annual event, we’re highlighting the periodic table for its organizing properties and all the chemistry it helps us create. The periodic table is a fundamental tool where all chemical elements are arranged, based on their atomic number and chemical property. We use it to help make sense of the world that surrounds us all.
The Periodic Table Brings Order to the Natural World
Chemists use the periodic table to gain a better understanding of how the world—and the elements in it—works. It is a guiding reference for all scientific breakthroughs. Using its organizing principles, Chemours can tap the elements and develop innovations that meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century.
Indeed, the periodic table has guided Chemours as we extract gold from ore, use carbon, hydrogen, and fluorine to make chemicals that lower the carbon footprint of refrigerants, and make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient with the application of fluorine-based products in plastics and under the hood. Chemistry provides us with solutions that power modern conveniences, help improve the quality of life for billions of people worldwide, and make our planet more sustainable.
The Element of Innovation
Learn how a few of the chemicals around you are used to solve modern-day challenges.
- If you’re wearing gold jewelry, it’s likely that the precious metal was pulled from a rock, using cyanide.
- Your favorite vegetables stay fresh, farm-to-store-to-table, because of chemicals made from carbon, fluorine, and hydrogen. It’s used in automobiles and produce displays for cool, low-carbon refrigeration every step of the way.
- Even the highest-end cars would need constant servicing if it weren’t for fluorine. When used in lubricants, it protects vital parts of automobiles to keep them running.
Sharing Chemistry With Future Generations
By exposing future generations to the wonders of chemistry, we can change even more lives for the better. As champions of chemistry, and innovators of chemistry-based products that have changed the world, we promote science-, technology-, engineering-, and mathematics (STEM)-based learning initiatives that we’re confident will enhance everyday living for generations to come.
Much like we use the periodic table to identify existing and potential elements, future generations can use its guiding principles to meet their evolving needs and solve world challenges.