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What is an Organic Substance?

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revised on 04.04.2019 and posted on 04.04.2019 by Lee Silverberg

No exact definition of an “organic” substance has been agreed upon by the chemical community and textbook definitions vary substantially. The question of what exactly constitutes an “organic” substance is explored in this paper.

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

ljs43@psu.edu

Institution

Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill campus

Country

USA

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-7353-1289

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no competing financial interest.

Version Notes

November 26, 2018 - Version 1 April 4, 2019 - Version 2. Added section on carbido clusters. Removed textbook recommendations =.

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