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How is organic compound made?
Organic compounds are molecules that contain carbon atoms covalently bonded to hydrogen atoms (C-H bonds). Many organic compounds are formed from chains of covalently-linked carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached to the chain (a hydrocarbon backbone).
Can organic compounds be made in a lab?
Scientists believed that organic compounds are special compounds that can be only made by living things in living systems. They can never be made from inorganic compounds in the laboratory.
How are organic compounds different from natural compounds?
One major distinction is between natural and synthetic compounds. Organic compounds can also be classified or subdivided by the presence of heteroatoms, e.g., organometallic compounds, which feature bonds between carbon and a metal, and organophosphorus compounds, which feature bonds between carbon and a phosphorus.
Can a synthetic organic compound be made naturally?
Organic compounds can also be made synthetically in different industries. These compounds some time exist naturally and some time they can only make synthetically. These molecules can be small or large polymer like plastics, rubber etc. Recently biotechnology engineered molecule are synthesized in lab.
How are organic compounds produced in the laboratory?
Organic Compounds. Organic chemistry was once thought to be confined to the study of substances produced as part of the natural processes of living organisms, but as Friedrich Wohler discovered in the early 1800s, organic compounds can be synthesized from minerals and other non-organic materials in the laboratory.
Can a metal compound be classified as an organic compound?
Metal complexes with organic ligands but no carbon-metal bonds (e.g., Cu (OAc) 2) are not considered organometallic; instead they are classed as metalorganic. Likewise, it is also unclear whether metalorganic compounds should automatically be considered organic.