About The Book
Organic chemistry is the branch of chemistry in which covalent carbon compounds and their reactions are studied. A wide variety of classes of compounds such as vitamins, drugs, natural and synthetic fibres, as well as carbohydrates, peptides, and fats consist of organic molecules. Organic chemists determine the structures of organic molecules, study their various reactions, and develop procedures for the synthesis of organic substances. Organic chemistry is the study of the properties of the compounds of carbon that are organic. All carbon compounds except for a few inorganic carbon compounds are organic. Inorganic carbon compounds include the oxides of carbon, the bicarbonates and carbonates of metal ions, the metal cyanides, and a few others. Organic chemistry is the most important branch of chemistry — but of course, it would be nothing without the many other areas of chemistry — in fact, all branches of chemistry should not be viewed in isolation, even though they may often be taught in isolation. Organic chemistry is all around us, life is based on organic chemistry, the clothes we wear, the drugs we take, the cars we drive and the fuel that propels them, wood, paper, plastics and paints. Organic chemistry is the study of compounds containing carbon the ability of carbon to form as many as 4 strong bonds to many other atoms, e.g., carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur, phosphorus ensures a virtual infinite number of possible compounds the constituent atoms and their exact combination determines the chemical and physical properties of compounds and hence, their suitability for applications.