An organic compoond is ony member o a lairge class o gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compoonds whose molecules contain carbon. For historical reasons discussed ablo, a few types o carbon-containin compoonds such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides o carbon (such as CO an CO2), an cyanides are considered inorganic. The distinction atween organic an inorganic carbon compoonds, while "uisefu in organizin the vast subject o chemistry... is somewhit arbitrary."
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- Frae the defineetion o "organic compoonds" are an aa excludit automatically the allotropes o carbon such as diamond an graphite, acause thay are furmed bi atoms o the same element, so thay are simple substances, nae compoonds.
- Spencer L. Seager, Michael R. Slabaugh. Chemistry for Today: general, organic, and biochemistry. Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2004, p. 342. ISBN 0-534-39969-X