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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6:37pm.

Why was the term "organic" originally chosen? Give an example of an original organic substance.

My answer:

The term organic was originally chosen because early chemists believed that certain chemicals were only found in living organisms. These chemicals were called organic chemicals since they came from organisms. Nevertheless, then name "organic" stuck.

Would an example of an original organic substance be shampoo?

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