Organic Chemistry Quiz

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What is the study of the properties, reactions, and syntheses of organic compounds known as?

Organic chemistry

Which compounds are considered organic by many authors?

Compounds containing carbon–hydrogen or carbon–carbon bonds

Which carbon-containing compounds are generally considered inorganic?

Carbonate salts and cyanide salts

What is the defining factor for some authors in considering a compound organic?

Contain carbon–hydrogen or carbon–carbon bonds

What is the discipline that comprises the study of the properties, reactions, and syntheses of organic compounds?

Organic chemistry

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Definition of Organic Chemistry

  • The study of the properties, reactions, and syntheses of organic compounds is known as Organic Chemistry.

Classification of Organic Compounds

  • Organic compounds are typically considered to be those that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds, according to many authors.
  • Hydrocarbons, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids are examples of organic compounds.

Inorganic Carbon-Containing Compounds

  • Carbon-containing compounds that are generally considered inorganic include carbonates, cyanides, and cyanates.

Defining Factor for Organic Compounds

  • For some authors, the defining factor in considering a compound organic is that it is found in living organisms or is derived from living organisms.

Discipline of Study

  • Organic Chemistry is the discipline that comprises the study of the properties, reactions, and syntheses of organic compounds.

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