What is the difference between Organic and Inorganic compounds?

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jmaag eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

sciencesolve | Student

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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