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chemistry

 [kem´is-tre]
the science that treats of the elements and atomic relations of matter, and of the various compounds of the elements.
colloid chemistry chemistry dealing with the nature and composition of colloids.
inorganic chemistry the branch of chemistry dealing with compounds that do not contain carbon-carbon bonds (inorganic compounds).
organic chemistry the branch of chemistry dealing with organic compounds, those characterized by carbon-carbon bonds, i.e., all compounds containing carbon except oxides of carbon, carbides, and carbonates.

in·or·gan·ic chem·is·try

the science concerned with compounds not involving carbon-containing molecules.

in·or·gan·ic che·mis·try

(in'ōr-gan'ik kem'is-trē)
The science concerned with compounds not involving carbon-containing molecules.
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With his unique perspective as an inorganic chemist, Manners is aiming to make new types of polymers based on other elements.
In any event, Neil communicated with Ron Nyholm at University College London, the most influential inorganic chemist of the day.
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Worse yet, more than a thousand known compounds include carbon for each one that does not -- even after more than fifty years of determined effort by synthetic inorganic chemists. And it is carbon, always and only carbon, that forms the basic molecular framework of living systems.
A record-setting 144 inorganic chemists from the universities of Victoria, Simon Fraser, Washington, Alberta and Calgary gathered in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan May 10-12 for the 2013 Alberta/British Columbia Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend.
It attracted inorganic chemists from Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Nearly 100 inorganic chemists from the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University (SFU) met at Quest University's campus in spectacularly scenic Squainish, B.C., from May 7-9 for the 2010 B.C.