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What are organic and inorganic compounds?

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December 04, 2015 1:58PM

In general organic compounds / substances / materials contain carbon atoms bonded with other atoms and/or those related to life. It is the chemistry of carbon containing compounds.

Inorganic is everything else and generally do not contain carbon (with some exceptions).
all compounds which are having carbon and hydrogen essentially in molecular formulas are called organic compounds.These may have any other element also.eg;CH3COCH3 (Acetone)

Compounds having only carbon and hydrogen are called as hydrocarbons. they are also a class of organic compounds.eg;CH4 (methane)

Any other compound which donot have either of carbon& hydrogen is called as inorganic compound.eg; CO2, H2O are inorganic compounds