2. The Chemistry of Organic Matter

  1. Prof. Sun Kwok

Published Online: 14 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527637034.ch2

Organic Matter in the Universe

Organic Matter in the Universe

How to Cite

Kwok, S. (2011) The Chemistry of Organic Matter, in Organic Matter in the Universe, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527637034.ch2

Author Information

  1. The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Science, Pukfulam Road, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409860

Online ISBN: 9783527637034



  • carbon;
  • hydrocarbons;
  • hybridization;
  • amorphous carbon;
  • biomolecules


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Families of Organic Molecules

  • Different Forms of Carbon

  • Molecules of Biological Significance

  • Summary