Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
The two main sub disciplines within chemistry are Organic and inorganic chemistry. In the former, the scientific study is concentrated towards carbon compounds and other carbon-based compounds such as hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Inorganic chemistry on the other hand deals with the rest of the chemical compounds except carbon. The scientific study of the composition, structure, properties, preparation and the reactions involved comprises organic or inorganic chemistry. If Organic chemistry is said to tackle stereochemistry, isomerization, photochemistry, hydrogenation, polymerization, and fermentation, then Inorganic chemistry, on the other hand, covers crystallography, atomic structure, electrochemistry, ceramics, chemical bonding, coordination of compounds and acid-base reactions. It is found that inorganic chemistry is the only discipline within chemistry that examines specifically the differences among all the different kinds of atoms. This characteristic of inorganic chemistry is applied in Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry which studies the significant and non-significant elements which can be used in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases.
- Medicinal inorganic chemistry
- Coordination of compounds