why is co2 not an organic compound?

Asked by Nishtha Sardana | 2nd Jan, 2014, 09:38: AM

Expert Answer:

Organic compound don't just contain carbon. They contain hydrocarbons or carbon bonded to hydrogen.

The C-H bond has a lower bond energy than the carbon-oxygen bond in carbon dioxide, making carbon dioxide more stable/less reactive than the typical organic compound.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) molecule does not contain hydrogen, so not having C-H bonding. Hence it is not a organic compound.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 2nd Jan, 2014, 10:02: AM

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