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Organic Chemistry : A Very Short Introduction - Graham Patrick

Organic Chemistry

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9780198759775
Number Of Pages: 144

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Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast array of organic compounds. These compounds are central to life, forming the basis for organic molecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids.

In this Very Short Introduction Graham Patrick covers the whole range of organic compounds and their roles. Beginning with the structures and properties of the basic groups of organic compounds, he goes on to consider organic compounds in the areas of pharmaceuticals, polymers, food and drink, petrochemicals, and nanotechnology. He looks at how new materials, in particular the single layer form of carbon called graphene, are opening up exciting new possibilities for applications, and discusses the particular challenges of working with carbon compounds, many of which are colorless. Patrick also discusses techniques used in the field.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

1: Introduction 2: The fundamentals 3: The synthesis and analysis of organic compounds 4: The chemistry of life 5: Pharmaceuticals and medicinal chemistry 6: Pesticides 7: The chemistry of the senses 8: Polymers, plastics and textiles 9: Nanochemistry References Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780198759775
ISBN-10: 0198759770
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.15

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