Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-containing molecules' structure, characteristics, composition, reactions, and manufacture. The most common elements in organic compounds are carbon and hydrogen, although they can also contain a variety of other elements (e.g., nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur). Organic chemistry is a very creative science in which chemists are able to develop and investigate molecules and compounds. Organic chemists devote a significant amount of their work to the development of novel chemicals and the improvement of existing ones. Organic compounds can be found all over the place. Organic chemicals make up at least a proportion of many modern materials. They're essential for economic development and are fundamental to biochemistry, biotechnology, and medicine.
The study of the synthesis and behaviour of inorganic and organometallic compounds is known as inorganic chemistry. This topic encompasses non-carbon-based chemical substances, which are the focus of organic chemistry. The distinction between the two fields is not absolute, as the subdiscipline of organometallic chemistry has a lot of overlap. The behaviour of these molecules, as well as their qualities, physical and chemical characteristics, are studied in inorganic chemistry. Lists of inorganic compounds include all elements of the periodic table except carbon and hydrogen.