The Chemistry of Carbon
Lecture no. 22 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Carbon's unparalleled ability to form covalent bonds makes it the major focus of modern chemical research. More than 90 percent of known compounds are organic; that is, they contain carbon. Polymers, the chemical building blocks of plastics, form an important class of organic molecules.