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organic compound  


  • [ERO] A chemical substance comprised of two or more elements combined, bonded in a fixed ratio and containing carbon and hydrogen atoms. The following elements can also be found in organic compounds: Nitrogen (N); oxygen (O), Fluor (F), phosphorous (P), sulfur (S), chlorine (Cl), selenium (Se), bromine (Br), iodine (I). Organic compounds do not contain metals.

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  • organic compounds

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  • organic compound


  • 0000-0003-2195-3997


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