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What is organic chemistry?

Organic chemistry is the study of properties, composition and structure, preparation, and reactions of organic compounds or molecules. Simply, organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. It is not only included hydrocarbons. organic compounds are hydrocarbons or derivatives of hydrocarbon. In this part, we discuss the topics related to the structure, composition, properties, and preparation of different types of organic compounds.

Phenol structure, chemical properties such as acidity and solubility in water solution and uses


What is phenol? Phenol is a colorless aromatic organic compound with the molecular formula C6H5OH. The structure of phenol contains one hydroxyl group directly attached to...
Formaldehyde structure, formula, effects and uses for production of industrial chemical


What is formaldehyde? Formaldehyde or methanal is a colorless, pungent smelling gas or organic compound with the chemical formula HCHO. It is a powerful disinfectant...
Oxalic acid formula, chemical structure and uses

Oxalic Acid

What is oxalic acid? Oxalic acid or ethanedioic acid (chemical formula C2H2O4) is a poisonous, crystalline, dicarboxylic acid that presents in rhubarb, sorrel, and other...
Formic acid formula and chemical structure

Formic acid

What is formic acid? Formic acid or methanoic acid is a colourless, pungent, corrosive liquid or simplest carboxylic acid with the chemical formula H2CO2. It...
Structure and molecular formula of of methanol or methyl alcohol


What is methanol? Methanol or methyl alcohol also called carbinol is a colourless, inflammable, poisonous alcohol with the chemical formula CH3OH. It is missable with...
Ethanol or ethyl alcohol formula, structure and properties


What is ethanol? Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a colorless, inflammable simple alcohol or organic compound used as a fuel and solvent in chemistry. It...
Ethylene Glycol Properties and preparation from ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene dibromide

Ethylene Glycol

What is ethylene glycol? Ethylene glycol or ethane-1,2-diol is a colourless viscous liquid with the formula (CH2OH)2. It is missable in all proportions with water...
Ethylene oxide or epoxyethane molecular formula production and uses

Ethylene oxide

What is ethylene oxide? Ethylene oxide is a cyclic ether or simple epoxide compound with the molecular formula C2H4O. In ethylene oxide structure, an oxygen...
Preparation of Alkenes or olefins in Organic Chemistry Laboratory synthesis


What are alkenes? Alkenes are unsaturated hydrocarbon or organic compounds that contain one double bond between two successive carbon atoms. They have the general molecular...
Acetic acid structure, formula and resonance hybrid in organic chemistry

Acetic Acid

What is acetic acid? Acetic acid also called ethanoic acid having the molecular formula CH3COOH prepared industrially by various methods. Commonly it is used as...