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In organic chemistry, invertebrate zoology, and the inspired symmetry of Mendelian genetics, I have found a religion that serves.
Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (generally living organisms, but also artificially synthesized compounds)
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Strongly Associated with:   inorganic chemistry
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Organic chemistry is frequently cited as one of the most difficult subjects for pre-medical students.
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  • In organic chemistry, invertebrate zoology, and the inspired symmetry of Mendelian genetics, I have found a religion that serves.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The elements were from my mother’s own version of organic chemistry.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Sampson, you’re one of the few dudes who ever got an A-plus in organic chemistry.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • And here he was living off Nancy and Charlie and going to an Ivy League school where he had been mistaken for the son of a king, studying organic chemistry and philosophy.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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  • So you’re interested in organic chemistry, too, are you?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • On two weeknights I took a taxi to Mr. Mammen’s house, for tuition in math and organic chemistry.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They draw upon a number of disciplines in their work: biology, psychology, physiology, and organic chemistry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • They were at ease in organic chemistry and integral calculus, understood the treason of Alcibiades, could argue the merits of logical positivism, debated whether Eugene O’Neill or George Bernard Shaw was the greater playwright, explained why Thomas Wolfe was a romantic sentimentalist who would never rank among the great writers.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Organic chemistry.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • But organic chemistry—that is a trade for pot-washers.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith

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  • Organic chemistry!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Who the dickens has been talking scandal about my organic chemistry?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • On the campus he met that jovial historian of chemistry, Encore Edwards, and begged, "Say, Professor, tell me, is there any value for a doctor in organic chemistry?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • During junior year, he missed weeks of school and didn’t fully realize it, until he returned to the class in organic chemistry, long the crucible of pre-med students, and found he understood almost nothing of the lecture.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
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Associated words [difficulty]:   organic chemistry [7] , inorganic chemistry [9] , electrochemistry [9] , inorganic chemistry [9]
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