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

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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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    Organic meant from living things. http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/OrgChem/intro.html

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    Is my answer correct thougn? Also is shampoo an original organic substance?

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    your answer is ok. I don't know if shampoo was around in those days.

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