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    What could be a good definition for organic chemistry?

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    Chemistry to do with Carbon.
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    The chemistry of carbon based compounds
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    I used wikipedia to figure this out.

    Organic chemistry is a subdiscipline within chemistry involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of carbon-based compounds.

    An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon.

    Carbon forms the backbone of biology for all of life on Earth. Complex molecules are made up of carbon bonded with other elements, especially oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, and carbon is able to bond with all of these because of its four valence electrons.

    Organic matter - matter that has come from a once-living organism, is capable of decay or the product of decay, or is composed of organic compound.

    This is the confusion>>>

    Organic may refer to:
    Of or relating to an organism, a living entity


    Not all organic compounds are created by living organisms, and living organisms do not only leave behind organic material. A clam's shell, for example, while biotic, does not contain much organic carbon, so may not be considered organic matter in this sense. Conversely, urea is one of many organic compounds that can be synthesized without any biological activity.

    Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter.

    In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system (such as animal, plant, fungus, or micro-organism). In at least some form, all organisms are capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homoeostasis as a stable whole.
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    (Original post by Stefan1991)
    I used wikipedia to figure this out.

    Organic chemistry is a subdiscipline within chemistry involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of carbon-based compounds.

    An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon.

    Carbon forms the backbone of biology for all of life on Earth. Complex molecules are made up of carbon bonded with other elements, especially oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, and carbon is able to bond with all of these because of its four valence electrons.

    Organic matter - matter that has come from a once-living organism, is capable of decay or the product of decay, or is composed of organic compound.

    This is the confusion>>>

    Organic may refer to:
    Of or relating to an organism, a living entity


    Not all organic compounds are created by living organisms, and living organisms do not only leave behind organic material. A clam's shell, for example, while biotic, does not contain much organic carbon, so may not be considered organic matter in this sense. Conversely, urea is one of many organic compounds that can be synthesized without any biological activity.

    Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter.

    In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system (such as animal, plant, fungus, or micro-organism). In at least some form, all organisms are capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homoeostasis as a stable whole.
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    Arrow pushing LOL
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    Carbon chains and hexagons. Lots of hexagons.
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