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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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In patient after patient, this cream has been clinically proven to remove dead skin using fine particles of a natural organic substance known as amber.
Taking into account the previous researches, we assumed that preadsorption of substrate (organic substance) onto the photocatalyst is a prerequisite for highly efficient degradation.
Together they will examine ways of extracting chemicals from biomass, the organic substance now being used to generate electricity.
It is suggested that, based on the chemical components present, this coating was a tree resin or a similar organic substance. The paper further reports the presence of enhanced chloride values in the colorant recovered from the ancient human cranial fragment tested.
Based on their affinity, it is possible to divide the elements principally into three groups: elements with a considerable affinity to organic substance, with a considerable affinity to inorganic part, and elements with affinity to both organic and inorganic coal substance.
Like all fungi, it requires water, air and organic substance to be born and grow.
PAHs are a group of more than 100 different chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of almost any organic substance, including coal, oil, and gasoline.
The organic EL display projects images when an organic substance between the glass panels emits light when electric voltage is applied.
Taking this into consideration, the properties of kukersite oil shale are very favorable, as up to two thirds of its organic substance is convertible into oil.
A total reduction target figure has already been set for the three seas to cut chemical oxygen demand, which indicates the amount of organic substance in the water.
The company is developing products that contain a sodium channel blocking compound and derivates extracted from natural organic substance using its proprietary manufacturing technology.
Biot suggested that this might be due to some asymmetry in the structure of the molecules of the organic substance. He was right in this, but there was as yet no way of determining what that asymmetry might be.