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Organic chemistry - benefits to society

  1. Jun 22, 2005 #1
    there are a million answers to this, but what comes to mind as some of the biggest ones?

    I have to research a few of these, preferably something has has improved existing products to make them better for our health/the environment.

    One big one is unleaded instead of leaded gasoline.

    Any other major ones come to mind?

    thanks for any input
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  3. Jun 23, 2005 #2


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    Just about every pharmaceutical compound out there....
  4. Jun 23, 2005 #3
    i would also consider polymer chemistry to be one of the greatest contributions of organic chemistry...there are an uncountable number of things made from them.
  5. Jun 23, 2005 #4
    I use soap, plastics, cook with oils, put waxes in my hair, take pharmaceuticals, drive my car, the list goes on.

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