Outline of organic chemistry

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to organic chemistry:

Organic chemistryscientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of carbon-based compounds, hydrocarbons, and their derivatives. These compounds may contain any number of other elements, including hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, the halogens as well as phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur.[1][2][3]

General topics

Current trends

Current trends (as of 2008) in organic chemistry include:


Chemical species


See also List of organic reactions

See also


  1. Robert T. Morrison, Robert N. Boyd, and Robert K. Boyd, Organic Chemistry, 6th edition (Benjamin Cummings, 1992, ISBN 0-13-643669-2) - this is "Morrison and Boyd", a classic textbook
  2. John D. Roberts, Marjorie C. Caserio, Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry,(W. A. Benjamin, Inc. ,1964) - another classic textbook
  3. Richard F. and Sally J. Daley, Organic Chemistry, Online organic chemistry textbook. Ochem4free.info

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