inorganic chemistry

noun
the chemistry of compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon radicals
Hypernyms: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science

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noun
: a branch of chemistry that deals with chemical elements and their compounds excluding hydrocarbons and their derivatives but usually or often including carbides and other relatively simple carbon compounds especially some carbon-oxygen and carbon-sulfur compounds (as the oxides of carbon, metallic carbonates, and carbon disulfide) and some carbon-nitrogen compounds (as hydrogen cyanide and metallic cyanides) — compare organic chemistry

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the branch of chemistry dealing with inorganic compounds.
[1840-50]

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inorganic chemistry noun
The chemistry of all substances except carbon compounds, generally admitting a few of these also (such as oxides of carbon and carbonates)
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Main Entry:inorganic

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inorganic chemistry UK US noun [uncountable] chemistry
the part of chemistry that deals with substances in which there is no carbon (=an element that is present in all living things)
Thesaurus: scientific areas of studyhyponym

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inorganic chemistry,
the branch of chemistry dealing with inorganic compounds and elements, primarily compounds not containing carbon.

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noun [noncount]
: a branch of chemistry concerned with substances that contain little or no carbon — compare organic chemistry

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ˌinorganic ˈchemistry [inorganic chemistry] noun uncountable
the branch of chemistry that deals with substances that do not contain ↑carbon

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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