Organic vs. Inorganic Compounds

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Which of the following is a defining feature of organic compounds?

Contain carbon–hydrogen or carbon–carbon bonds

Which of the following compounds is universally considered organic?


What is the main reason for the large number of known organic compounds?

Their ability to form chains with other carbon atoms

Which of the following is generally considered inorganic despite containing carbon?

Carbon dioxide

What makes a rigorous definition of an organic compound elusive?

Little consensus among chemists on which carbon-containing compounds are excluded

Test your knowledge on the classification of organic and inorganic compounds based on the presence of carbon–hydrogen or carbon–carbon bonds. Explore the criteria used by chemical authorities to define organic compounds and expand your understanding of this fundamental distinction in chemistry.

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