CHAPTER 18 The Industrial Society
In 1876, the American people could look back on a century of national history, but Americans were less interested
in what they had been than in what they were becoming: an industrial giant.
I. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
Chemistry of Carbon
Building Blocks of Life
Why study Carbon?
All of life is built on carbon
25% carbon compounds
Na, Cl, K
Chemistry of Life
Organic chemistry is the study of carbon