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What is the difference between Organic and Inorganic compounds?Differences B/W organic...

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ajprincess | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 10, 2013 at 1:28 PM via web

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What is the difference between Organic and Inorganic compounds?

Differences B/W organic nd in organic compounds...

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 10, 2013 at 2:15 PM (Answer #1)

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The main difference between organic and inorganic compounds is the presence or absence of carbon-hydrogen bonds. While the majority of organic compounds contains the bond carbon-hydrogen, the class of inorganic compounds is characaterized by the absence of the bond carbon-hydrogen.

Though, there exists a group of organic compounds that does not follow the rule that governs the majority of compounds in the class of organic compounds. This group is characterized by the absence of the bond carbon-hydrogen and the members of this group are urea compounds and carbon tetrachloride.

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jmaag | eNoter

Posted January 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM (Answer #2)

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The main difference between inorganic and organic bonds is that organic bonds include carbon-hydrogen bonds. There are exceptions to that rule as with all things. Another main distinction is that organic bonds are associated with living things where as inorganic bonds are associated with non living things.

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