n. (context organic chemistry English) Any compound containing carbon atoms covalently bound to other atoms.
n. any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon. For historical reasons discussed below, a few types of carbon-containing compounds, such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides of carbon (such as CO and CO), and cyanides are considered inorganic. The distinction between organic and inorganic carbon compounds, while "useful in organizing the vast subject of chemistry... is somewhat arbitrary".
Organic chemistry is the science concerned with all aspects of organic compounds. Organic synthesis is the methodology of their preparation.
Usage examples of "organic compound".
The basic idea was to get the genegineered plants to manufacture and store a Sphinxian organic compound that's harmless to humans but serves as a natural insect repellant.
But he had called for it to find, in its memory-banks, an organic compound of such-and-such a crystalline form, such-and-such a diffusion rate, such-and-such a specific gravity, and such-and-such a refractive index.
Spectroscopes had found no trace of chlorophyll or any other complex organic compound.
We have to begin with a single molecule, an organic compound with a long name but a famous abbreviation.
Think of it being like superfine glass-fiber in their veins, only it's an organic compound with silica and aluminum in it.
Moore has introduced Vitamin G and F into the diet, and has at last succeeded in making a solid organic compound, impregnating it with food-syrup and serving it.
I suppose it's some nontoxic organic compound with a loose affinity for oxygen, but do the cells work well with it?
I absorb an organic compound on a monthly basis, and use a direct power tap to charge my systems when necessary.
The particles were then embedded in tiny granular spheres composed of a biodegradable organic compound, increasing their stability and ensuring a controlled and uniform rate of release.
It is a typical organic compound, one of the metal radical type, and contains one atom of thorium.
Second, it's an organic compound that could hide among the thousands of organic compounds that normally exist in any tissue sample.