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Postby Jules19 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:50 pm

Is the word organic used differently in bio than it is in chem?
Because I thought it referred to any carbon-based compound, but I just got some notes from my prof that say bicarbonate (HCO3-) is inorganic.

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Postby JackBean » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:07 am

In either biology or chemistry, it is used for most of substances from carbon, except of some basics like CO2, CO, H2CO3, probably carbids etc.
But the use is the same.

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Postby david23 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:04 pm

it's funny this is different when it comes to groceries/nutrition. Organic there means mostly biological natural compounds, instead of manmade carbon compounds.
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