organic chemistry


: a branch of chemistry that is concerned with carbon and especially carbon compounds which are found in living things

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Recent Examples on the Web Levitt traces how researchers' pursuit of the true composition of these oils laid the foundation for modern organic chemistry. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 14 Mar. 2023

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“Organic chemistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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