A broad class of substances containing carbon and its derivatives. Many of these chemicals will frequently contain hydrogen with or without oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and other elements. They exist in either carbon chain or carbon ring form.
Chemical compounds that contain carbon with the usual exception of carbon dioxide (CO2). (Greenfield, 1987, p. 214)
These are based on carbon compounds and form the backbone of the petrochemicals industry, while inorganic chemicals are non-carbon chemicals, such as mineral acids, alkalis, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide and various salts.
Organic chemicals are based on carbon compounds and form the backbone of the petrochemicals industry, while inorganic chemicals are non-carbon chemicals, such as chlorine, alkalis or hydrogen peroxide. Every chemical is either organic or inorganic.
Chemicals based on carbon atoms.
are used in many household products. Paints, varnishes, and waxes all contain organic chemicals, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. Fuels are also made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds when they are used, and, to some degree, when they are stored.
chemicals containing carbon.
natural and synthetic chemicals that contain compounds of carbon.
Chemical compounds containing carbon. Historically organic compounds were obtained from vegetable or animal sources. Today, many organic chemicals are synthesized in a laboratory.
Raw materials of the chemical industry such as acetone, glycerol and alcohols. These are key components for the development and production of substances like explosives, resins, plastics and fibers.
Nearly all of the millions of compounds that contain carbon atoms are organic chemicals. More than 90% of all known compounds are organic. The few carbon compounds that are not considered organic include carbon dioxide and bicarbonate. Hydrocarbons like methane are simple organic chemicals that contain only hydrogen and carbon. Other organic chemicals include most pesticides and chemicals based on benzene.
Any number of natural or synthetic chemical compounds containing the element carbon in combination with other elements (such as hydrogen, chloride, phosphorus); organic chemicals are used in a variety of everyday applications from fuel to pest control; many are safe but some may be toxic and also carcinogenic.
Chemicals derived from hydrocarbons such as crude oil, natural gas or coal. Synonym: petrochemicals.
Chemicals found in many household products such as cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing and hobby products.