What are the four classes of organic compounds essential to life processes of living things?
- Nucleic acids
Organic compounds are made from things which were once alive and, therefore, they contain carbon. Inorganic compounds, however, do not contain carbon. Carbon is an essential element in all organic compounds while inorganic compounds may or may not contain carbon. Organic compounds do not dissolve in water but dissolve in organic solvents. Most Inorganic compounds dissolve in water but not in organic solvents. Organic compounds have low melting and boiling points. Inorganic compounds have high…