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The branch of chemistry that deals with inorganic compounds.
- ‘In 1907 he joined the Académie des Sciences, and was offered the chair of inorganic chemistry at the University of Paris.’
- ‘This got him thinking that he wanted to combine his interest in inorganic chemistry with his biomedical interests.’
- ‘The distinction between organic and inorganic chemistry became highly relative, and it has continued to evolve in that direction.’
- ‘When Phillips began work in the the early 1800s, organic chemistry hardly existed as a science and his own studies were almost exclusively concerned with inorganic chemistry and mineralogy.’
- ‘It is not surprising that inorganic chemistry in the late 1700s saw faster progress than the chemistry of life.’
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