Organic Compounds and Organic Chemistry

What are Organic Compounds?

Compounds of carbon with other elements are called Organic Compounds.

  • Most organic compounds contain carbon and hydrogen , but they can also contain oxygen , nitrogen , halogens , and other elements.


Carbon Dioxide is an Organic compound because it contains carbon.

  • Compounds that do not contain Carbon are called Inorganic Compounds .


What is Organic Chemistry

It is a branch of chemistry which deals with carbon and its compounds .

It includes the study of hydrocarbons like:

  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alkynes

But it does not include the following:

  • Carbides
  • Oxides of Carbon
  • Carbonate
  • Hydrogen Carbonate


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