You said the one with C-H bonds are said to be organic compounds but in urea which is NH2CONH2 there is no C-H bond but it is considered as an organic comp. Next you said organic comp. doesn't form salts while inorg. comp. can form but now a days many salts of organic compounds are known. Thirdly you told that org. com. are formed in living beings but seeing a comp how can we predict that the given comp. is formed in living beings? Please tell me the correct method to identify an organic compound.

Asked by yamini gurjar | 8th Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

An organic compound is any member of a large class of chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon. A few types of carbon-containing compounds such as carbonates, simple oxides of carbon and cyanides, as well as the allotropes of carbon such as diamond and graphite, are considered inorganic. 
 
The "C-H" definition excludes compounds which are historically and practically considered to be organic. Some of them lacking C-H bond and yet considered organic are urea, oxalic acid, benzenehexol, mesoxalic acid, and carbon tetrachloride.

Answered by  | 9th Sep, 2010, 07:24: PM

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