For an explanation, see the main splats page
We and our surroundings are made of matter, influenced by energy. All matter and all energy comes from stars: we are made of very ancient star stuff.
Chemical groups have set properties, which may be related to their shape, their charge, their preferred charge, their charge distribution, and their size.
We can explain the chemical behaviour of matter in plants, animals, rocks, oceans and the test tube, just by understanding how matter is put together.
All modern chemistry is based on the atomic theory that the behaviour of matter can be explained by assuming it is made of particles, either atoms or molecules.
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