How can we distinguish organic compoundsfrom inorganic compound? What is the basis of classifing a compound as organic?

Asked by yamini gurjar | 3rd Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

The basis of classification is their composition, elements and properties. Hence following tests can be done to identify them separate.

Inorganic compounds can form salts. Organic compounds can't.

Organic compounds contain carbon-hydrogen bonds. Inorganic compounds don't.

Organic compounds are produced by living things. Inorganic compounds are produced by non-living natural processes or by human intervention in the laboratory.

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Answered by  | 4th Sep, 2010, 12:48: AM

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