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Describe the basic of organic chemistry. what is the scope of organic chemistry in our society?

Describe the basic of organic chemistry. what is the scope of organic chemistry in our society?

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Aarti Gupta
askIITians Faculty 300 Points
7 years ago
Organic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which involves the study of organic compounds.Organic compounds are the compounds obtained from living organisms like plants and animals.All such compounds are composed of carbon,hydrogen and oxygen elements i.e almost similar composition of elements which forms the basic of organic chemistry.Now a more precise definition of Organic Chemistry says- It is the ‘study of hydrocarbons‘(compounds of carbon and hydrogen).Such hydrocarbons act as the parent compound from which other organic compounds are derived.
Scope of Organic Chemistry-
1.Many compounds which are organic are of prime importance in our society like coal,petroleum which are the fossil fuels act as the sources of preparing other aliphatic as well as aromatic compounds.
2.Coal is the source of arenes like benzene,toluene xylene etc.which are important organic compounds.
3.Petroleum refining gives valuable products like kerosene,gasoline,diesel oil,paraffin wax etc.All these are used in various fields in our life.
4.Other organic compounds like alcohols,acids,aldehydes,ethers etc. are used in different purposes.

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