Chemistry plays a part in the production of virtually everything. In fact, everyone on the planet is a chemist, but most people don’t realise it. Think about every time you brush your teeth, or make a cup of tea, or cook something – when you do these things you are reacting chemicals together.
As our understanding of chemistry develops, we are able to do more elaborate things with chemicals, some of which can be quite entertaining. I will set out how some chemicals are used, in the entertainment industry, to illustrate this point.