The study of such compounds was therefore called organic chemistry.
Organic chemistry is the scientific study of the structures, properties, and methods of syntheses of chemical compounds that are based on carbon.
Due to the huge number of possible organic compounds, an important part of organic chemistry is understanding the synthesis and reactions of organic compounds.
The study of organic chemistry has led to enormous benefits in practical terms, such as in the production of textiles, paints, plastics, fuels, and pharmaceuticals.
Modern organic chemistry also tries to understand the mechanism, or process at the molecular level, for each type of reaction.
Later, the term "organic chemistry" was redefined to mean the chemistry of the compounds of carbon.