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Organic chemistry is a sub-discipline of chemistry that involves the scientific study of the structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, such as matter in its various forms that contai... More »

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In chemistry, the traditional definition of an organic substance is any carbon-containing molecule found in living organisms. This definition has since been modified to include hydrogen and the other fundamental elements... More »

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Common organic chemistry reactions include elimination, hydration, SN1 substitution, SN2 substitution and reduction. Elimination reactions include reactions that result in the loss of a molecule to form new substances. E... More »

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Organic chemistry is often used as a pre-qualifying class for chemistry and pre-med students and is considered to be difficult, according to the New York Times. The obstacle comes from the non-mathematical nature of the ... More »

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Organic compounds are important because they serve as the basis for all carbon-based life on Earth, create energy production in biological life, cause atmospheric depletion and release hydrocarbon energy. Organic compoun... More »

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Organic compounds got this name because of their association with living organisms. Living matter is predominantly comprised of such compounds that consist mainly of carbon and hydrogen. More »

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Organic matter is composed of the remains of animals and plants and the waste products the organisms leave in the environment. Unlike organic material, organic matter has decomposed to the point that it is resistant to d... More »

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