Organic Chemistry

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 does not only include hydrocarbons. organic compounds are hydrocarbons or derivatives of hydrocarbons.

In this part of learning chemistry, we discuss the topics related to the structure, composition, properties, and preparation of different types of organic compounds.

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 or...
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, formula, structure and production from ethylene oxide

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 organic epoxide compound with the molecular formula C2H4O. French chemist Charles-Adolphe Wurtz first...
Preparation of Alkenes or olefins in Organic Chemistry Laboratory synthesis


What are Alkenes? Alkenes or olefins are unsaturated hydrocarbon or organic compounds that contain at least one double bond along with single bonds in their...
Acetic acid structure, formula and resonance hybrid in organic chemistry

Acetic Acid

What is Acetic acid? Acetic acid also called ethanoic acid has the molecular formula CH3COOH and prepared industrially by various methods. Commonly, acetic acid is...
Different types of alcohols like monohydric or polyhydric alcohol and uses alcoholic content


Types of Alcohol in Chemistry Types of alcohol uses for the manufacture of drinks or beer, vodka, and brandy include ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Alcohol...
Hydrocarbons like arometic, aliphatic or polynuclear hydrocarbon sources, definition, and examples


What is Hydrocarbon? Hydrocarbon (aliphatic, aromatic, or polynuclear hydrocarbon) is a type of organic compound that processes hydrogen and carbon in the entire molecular formula. Hydrocarbons (alkanes,...
Alkenes physical and chemical properties, stability and reactions like hydrogenation, combustion, addition, hydration

Alkenes Properties

Physical Properties of Alkanes The physical properties of alkenes and alkanes in organic chemistry are very similar. Alkenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons but alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons. Due to...