To: Fractal Trader
the oxidised mineral form of the element molybdenum, thought to be a catalyst that helped organic molecules develop into the first living structures.
Problem here is that "organic molecules" supposedly existed before living structures ... but isn't the word "organic" associated only with living structures?
No, “organic” is any carbon based structure.
posted on 08/28/2013 9:17:18 PM PDT
Not in the chemical context no, organic chemicals are not necessarily biological.
posted on 08/28/2013 9:42:51 PM PDT
by Alter Kaker
(Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
but isn't the word "organic" associated only with living structures?
Originally yes, but word usage changes over time. Now when a chemist says "organic" it means the molecule contains carbon.
posted on 08/28/2013 10:13:28 PM PDT
by null and void
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isn't the word "organic" associated only with living structures?
No but these type stories are used to try and make laymen believe that to be the case.
posted on 08/29/2013 2:59:54 AM PDT
Organic in this sense merely means it’s a carbon compound.
posted on 08/29/2013 5:28:16 AM PDT
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It has been years ago that I took organic chemistry for getting my Chem Eng. degree and license. I think that organic molecule probably is in the context of just a molecule and not a bunch of such to form some viable structure. I intend to read the professor’s paper because it appears to have some very fascinating thinking.
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