Organic Chemistry is the “Chemistry of Carbon and its compounds”. The elements that are seen in “organic compounds” are C, H, O, N, S, P etc., as for example C6
The compounds of carbon are practically uncountable.
Carbon has the power of catenation, i.e., it can form chains of carbon atoms combined with other elements.
The fundamental laws of chemistry are obeyed by organic compounds.
Sources of Organic Compounds:
All organic compounds are obtained from natural sources and can be synthesized in laboratory.
Importance of Organic Chemistry:
We, ourselves are built up of thousands of organic compounds.
Food clothes, cosmetics, leather, woolen products, paper, rubber, medicines, plastics, alcohol, explosives and petroleum are all organic compounds.