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Organic compounds

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.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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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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