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Being introduced to the basics of Organic Chemistry and its applications in everyday life, focusspecifically on plastic materials. Describe your personaland social responsibility in recycling ofthese materials andrecommend some initiatives that will have an impact on the local, national, andglobal level.Organic chemistry can be defined as study of carbon and compounds containing carbon atoms. It facilitates instudying and understanding chemical reaction in living organisms and their derivatives. There are numerousillustrations of organic chemistry in everyday life. Products that we use in everyday life usually are Food, Gasoline,Textile,perfume, lotions, drugs, plastic, paints, coals, natural gas, fertilizers, vitamins etc. are made from organicsource. Taking Plastics into consideration, they are mainly polymers. The monomer that can be found in plasticinclude organic compound like Ethylene, Propylene, Phenol, Vinyl chloride. There are so many different kinds ofmonomers that combine in many different ways and form plastic.( Goodship, 2007). The usage of plastic materialson regular basis has constantly intensified over the last 30 years.( Jose & David, 1999). Products made from plasticand packaging are integral in modern daily life. Plastic is long-lasting, cost effective, light in weight, bendable andstiff with multiple uses. Plastic pollution has become prevalent among all nations , affecting land, water, soil,

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Term
Summer
Professor
Zheni
Tags
Organic chemistry, Landfill, Healey, plastic materials

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