Information contained on this page is provided by NewsUSA, an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.(NewsUSA/American Chemical Society) - Chemistry plays a critical role in most of life's daily activities, but we tend to take it for granted, which means our children probably do, too. A passion for chemistry can lead to efficient transportation, improvements in medicine, safer environmental practices and more powerful computers. But, passion must start with an understanding of the basics.