What are some simple compounds?
Some simple compounds can be simple sugars and amino acids, anything to do with acids and high fructose sugars.
The aromatic compounds have higher ratio of carbon as compare to corresponding aliphatic compounds so aromatic compounds burn with soot (dark black smoke) due to unburned particles of carbon while aliphatic compounds burn without soot (Exceptions are there) so this is a simple test to distinguish between two types of compounds.
What term is specific to a reaction in which simple compounds are combined into more complex molecules?
Organic compounds are most compounds that contain carbon. There are some carbon compounds, such as carbon dioxide, that are inorganic. Thus, a more specific definition is that an organic compound is a compound that contains carbon bonded to hydrogen, although the exact distinction may not always be this simple.
Polymerization is defined as the addition of two or more small molecules [known as monomers] to form a larger molecule [known as the polymer] with or without the elimination of simple compounds such as water or methanol. There are two types of polymerization 1. Addition polymerization - This involves the formation of the polymer WITHOUT the elimination of any simple compound. 2. Condensation polymerization - The polymer is formed from the monomers by the elimination…