States Academic Press
Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
The branch of chemistry which studies the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of carbon-containing compounds is known as organic chemistry. These include hydrocarbons along with compounds with any number of other elements, including hydrogen,Â nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, phosphorus, silicon, and sulphur. Some common compounds studied under this branch are metalloids, transition metals, hydrocarbon compounds and organometallic compounds. Â The study ofÂ organic reactionsÂ includes theÂ chemical synthesisÂ ofÂ natural products,Â polymers, andÂ drugs. It also involves the study of the individual organic molecules through laboratory methods and theoretical study. Organic chemistry finds its applications across various industries such as petroleum, biotechnology, fast moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical products. Organic chemistry is an upcoming field of science that has undergone rapid development over the past few decades. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, the book makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. Those with an interest in the field of organic chemistry would find this book helpful.