organic chemistry


organic chemistry

noun

  1. the branch of chemistry, originally limited to substances found only in living organisms, dealing with the compounds of carbon.

noun

  1. the branch of chemistry concerned with the compounds of carbon: originally confined to compounds produced by living organisms but now extended to include man-made substances based on carbon, such as plasticsCompare inorganic chemistry

n.

  1. The chemistry of compounds containing carbon.

  1. The branch of chemistry that deals with carbon and organic compounds, especially hydrocarbons.

The branch of chemistry dealing with organic molecules (see also organic molecule).

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