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Offline oceanmd

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Organic and inorganic compounds
« on: November 15, 2010, 12:09:42 AM »
Organic compounds come from living organisms and are chemically fragile. Inorganic chemicals, on the other hand, come from the Earth and are chemically durable. Are these statements true or false?

I think that they are false because organic compounds can be synthesized from inorganic, nonliving sources.

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Re: Organic and inorganic compounds
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 04:42:48 AM »
These statements are overgeneralized. They are mostly correct, but as you have correctly pointed out, they are not 100% OK.

Unfortunately, depending on the teacher, you may have troubles explaining that they are in fact incorrect.
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