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Is there such a thing as a natural chemical?

Asked by cyrusbond (384points) July 14th, 2008 from iPhone

Is there a naturally occuring chemical?

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nikipedia's avatar

Define “chemical”.

XCNuse's avatar

Pretty much every chemical we use is a “natural” chemical that has just gone through some sort of processing.

Take a look at a periodic table of elements.. each element in there we use as chemicals everyday, sometimes they can be compounds, but they are still naturally formed.

The way I’m looking at your question is in reference to the theory that matter can neither be made nor destroyed but is a constant amount.

Sometimes we have engineered chemicals if that’s what you’re looking for, but that is a little more advanced and far more expensive than just pouring two compounds together to make chemicals.

cyrusbond's avatar

A compond that is is formed from different elements or substances.

nikipedia's avatar

I mean. Everything in nature, then. Water. Blood. My personal favorite, 5-hydroxytryptamine.

cyrusbond's avatar

Copy that. Appreciate it guys. I’m sitting in chemistry class right now, and hes being shady on answering my questions.

shilolo's avatar

Amino acids, Ribonucleic acids, Deoxyribonucleic acids, Neurotransmitters, Second Messengers, Hormones, Steroids, THC, to name but a few…

shilolo's avatar

How about the most important chemical of all… alcohol.

cyrusbond's avatar

True that…lol. Sorry my teacher’s absolute crap.

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