Green Chemistry/Definition

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DEFINITION




Green Chemistry, also called 'sustainable chemistry is a chemical philosophy

encouraging the design of products and processes that reduce or eliminate

the use and generation of hazardous substances. It relies upon less

hazardous chemical synthesis, safer solvents and auxiliaries, design for

energy efficiency, safer chemistry and prevention is better than cure.


There are 12 principles of green chemistry which helps to explain what

the definition means in practice.

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