Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry (O-chem, ochem, orgo, !@#$%^&): The chemistry of molecules containing carbon.

The molecular structure of α-D-glucopyranose, a carbohydrate and a typical organic molecule, contains six carbon atoms (C = carbon, H = hydrogen, O = oxygen).

A molecular model of α-D-glucopyranose (black = carbon, light blue = hydrogen, red = oxygen).

All living organisms (including Mickey, shown here) depend on organic molecules including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and DNA.