Examples of Organic Compounds or MoleculesMolecules associated with living organisms are organic. These include nucleic acids, fats, sugars, proteins, enzymes and many fuels.
- table sugar or sucrose, C12H22O11
- benzene, C6H6
- methane, CH4
Examples of Inorganic CompoundsInorganics include salts, metals, substances made from single elements and any other compounds that don't contain carbon bonded to hydrogen.
- table salt or sodium chloride, NaCl
- carbon dioxide, CO2
- diamond (pure carbon)
Orgsnic Compounds Withouth C-H BondsThere are few organic compounds that don't contain carbon-hydrogen bonds. Examples of these exceptions include:
- carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)
- urea [CO(NH2)2]
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