What are the limitation of organic compounds and how can they be overcome?  

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bandmanjoe eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Organic compounds have become firmly entrenched in our everyday lives.  We eat them for nutrition, we use them to fuel our automobiles, and we use them to both heat and cool our homes. As such, they seem to have no obvious limitations, but in recent years, the availability of organic compounds have been harder to come by.  At some point, we will exhaust our supply of fossil fuels, which qualify as organic compounds, and we will have to employ an energy source that is independent of organic compounds. 

Other limitations would include not fully understanding the full consequences of organic compound usage.  In the resource I have attached, a mention is made of allergic reactions to a pesticide used on an airline in Australia and New Zealand.  What was thought to be an improvement turns into a health disaster for certain people who are susceptible to the influence of a new organic compound.  As is the case with most things, there are benefits and there are liabilities.  There is no panacea, no cure-all, no 100% dead-on bet organic compounds will save the day.

To overcome the shortcomings of organic compounds, more experimentation must be conducted.  There will always be a shortcoming in these situations, the only way to deal with obstructions is to continue exploration in hopes of navigating around it.

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