Some examples of inorganic compounds are ammonium chromate, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen fluoride and silver oxide. Inorganic compounds almost always lack carbon.Continue Reading
Organic compounds have molecules that are based in carbon and hydrogen. Proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and carbohydrates are all examples of organic compounds.These differ greatly from inorganic compounds.
Organic compounds have carbon because carbon has the ability to form chemical bonds on an atom. However, there are a few inorganic compounds that contain carbon like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. This has raised the question among scientists about the way these compounds have been classified. Some argue that the classification of inorganic and organic compounds should be restructured and that organic compounds should only include those compounds that contain both carbon and hydrogen.
Inorganic compounds, due to their lack of carbon-based chemical bonds, are usually very simple. They include elements that have joined together to make basic chemicals. Table salt is one such compound because it contains only one sodium and one chlorium atom. Water is another simple inorganic compound because it contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Carbon dioxide falls into the inorganic compound list because it only contains one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms.Learn more about Chemistry
The molar mass of carbon monoxide or CO is 28.01 grams per mole. Scientists determine the molar mass of a compound by adding the atomic mass of each element contained in the molecule. The atomic mass of carbon is 12.01, and the atomic mass of oxygen is 16.Full Answer >
A common non-ionic surfactant type includes alcohol ethoxylates, which consist of a chain anywhere from eight to 18 carbon and a polar head consisting of an ethylene oxide chain and an alcohol group. Octaethylene glycol monododecyl ether and pentaethylene glycol monododecyl ether are examples of an alcohol ethoxylate.Full Answer >
Exhaust fumes from cars contain carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are particularly dangerous as they are toxic and carcinogenic. Water vapor is also a part of the exhaust fumes.Full Answer >
Carbon fixation, which is also referred to as carbon assimilation, is a process in which carbon dioxide is converted to an organic compound by a living organism. An example of carbon fixation is photosynthesis.Full Answer >