Organic chemistry Structure and Mechanisms

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Author : Harold H. Trimm


Published in : Apple Academic Press

ISBN :  978-1-4665-5978-3

File type : pdf

File Size : 6 mb

Language : English


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Chemistry is the science that studies atoms and molecules along with their properties. All matter is composed of atoms and molecules, so chemistry is all encompassing and is referred to as the central science because all other scientific fields use its discoveries. Since the science of chemistry is so broad, it is normally broken into fields or branches of specialization. The five main branches of chemistry are analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry. Chemistry is an experimental science that is constantly being advanced by new discoveries. It is the intent of this collection to present the reader with a broad spectrum of articles in the various branches of chemistry that demonstrates key developments in these rapidly changing fields. Organic chemistry is the study of compounds that contain the element carbon. Carbon is unique among the elements for its ability to bond to itself to form long chains and a myriad of structures. Of the approximately 11 million known chemical compounds, about 10 million are organic. New advances in organic chemistry have allowed the production of better polymers with specific properties, such as biodegradable plastics. The elucidation of new drug structures from plants and the synthesis of improved pharmaceuticals is another area of great interest. Organic chemists are also researching the reactions that occur in living systems and understanding the molecular causes of disease.
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