Why is it important to have a basic understanding of organic chemistry?
Because if you eat it, drink it, smoke it, inject it, or are prescribed it by a doctor, the stuff you are taking is organic.
Organic chemistry is a broader category of biochemistry, which is the chemistry of life. I do not suggest that the examples I offer are definitive or complete, but organic chemistry allows us to live beyond 30.
Given the wealth of biochemistry, it is astonishing that organic chemists exploit very few ways of