Biology as Poetry: Organic Chemistry

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Organic Chemistry

The study of carbon-containing compounds, particularly where carbon is bonded to non-carbon atoms that are in addition to especially oxygen.

For further consideration of just what is studied within the context of organic chemistry, see organic and organic compound.

Terms from organic chemistry include:

AlcoholAldehydeAmino groupCarbonyl groupCarboxyl groupEnantiomerEthanolFunctional groupGeometric isomerHydrocarbonHydrophilic functional groupsHydroxyl groupKetoneMethanolOrganicOrganic chemistryOrganic compoundPhosphate groupReduced organic compoundStructural isomerSulfhydryl group

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