SyntheticOrganicChemicals(SOCs) are carbon-based compounds of man-made origin that can get into water through runoff from croplands or discharge from factories. SOCs may also come from urban storm water runoff and septic systems.
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What is synthetic organic chemicals (SoC)?
The annual Synthetic Organic Chemicals (SOC) reports provided information on U. S. production and sales of synthetic organic chemicals and the raw materials from which they are made.
What is an example of a synthetic organic chemical?
The plastic container used for food storage is a classic example of a product made of synthetic organic chemicals. In this lesson, discover what synthetic organic chemicals are and take a look at some of the many examples of these chemicals.
What is the difference between artificial and natural sweeteners?
However, the term ‘artificial’ provides a big hint that the organic chemicals found in such products are not natural, but rather synthetic, or man-made. These products are used to mimic the structure of the organic compound sugar, or sucrose. The structure of synthetic sweetener Stevia versus the structure of table sugar are quite similar.
What makes a product organic or inorganic?
By definition any product that is truly organic (from a chemistry standpoint) must contain the element carbon. These products may also contain hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, potassium, sulfur, calcium, etc., but carbon is the key element that makes the product organic.