Sunday, 29 March 2015

Economic Importance Of Chemistry

The chemical industry is - especially in Germany - a very important sector: In Germany, sales of the chemical industry is in excess of 100 billion euros, the number of employees was after the reunification of Germany at about 700,000 and is now fallen below 500,000.

It provides on the one hand basic chemicals such as sulfuric acid or ammonia forth often. In quantities of millions of tons per year, which they then used for example for the production of fertilizers and plastics On the other hand, the chemical industry produces many complex substances, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (drugs) and pesticides (pesticides), tailored for specific applications. The production of computers, fuels and lubricants for the automotive industry and many other technical products is impossible without industrially produced chemicals.