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organic compound

In physics, a material that contains carbon and hydrogen and usually other elements such as nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen. Organic compounds can be found in nature or they can be synthesized in the laboratory. An organic substance is not the same as a "natural" substance. A natural material means that it is essentially the same as it was found in nature, but "organic" means that it is carbon based.

A printed circuit board is an example of an organic substrate because the laminate material is made of glass fibers in an epoxy, and epoxies are carbon based (see FR4). See organic chemistry.
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They're typically more complex than inorganic molecules, and they're often found in living creatures - but there also are a large number of organic compounds that have nothing to do with living things.
The handbook describe how to extract organic compounds from soil prior to analysis and how to test for hydrocarbons, chlorine, halogen, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous, volatile organic compounds, insecticides and herbicides, chlorobenzenes, lead, and mercury in different mediums.
Ground water testing by the EPA in 2010 confirmed the presence of elevated levels of volatile organic compounds in the ground water feeding 11 public water supply wells, six in Hicksville, four in Hempstead and one in Westbury.
The campaign is particularly concerned with observing non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC) in the populated areas of the UAE throughout the year, specially during July and August when ozone is at its peak, potentially posing a hazard to the health of humans, animals and plants.
But a new study, relying on soil samples from Earth, now suggests that the Viking craft may have found organic compounds from Mars but failed to recognize them.
According to Roden, similar reactions had previously been described with dissolved organic compounds, but insoluble ones likely play a larger role in natural environments.
Environmental issues and green technologies are also among the leading topics this year, with special sessions devoted to volatile organic compound reductions, renewable content polyols, and environment, health and safety.
Volatile organic compounds in ventilating air in buildings at different sampling points in the buildings and their relationship with the prevalence of occupant symptoms.
The new technique, which creates a microbial ecosystem that rapidly mineralizes organic compounds, can culture plants by only using organic fertilizers such as corn steep liquor (CSL), oil meal and fish flour.
As these animals digest food, gases called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced by microorganisms in their stomachs.
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To efficiently reduce unwanted organic compounds in water, the UV reaction system needs to contain the following: