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Inorganic Chemistry
What is Inorganic Chemistry?
What are inorganic molecules?
What is the difference between a compound and a molecule?
What is the difference between atoms and elements?

Inorganic Molecules

What is Inorganic Chemistry?

Inorganic chemistry is the study of the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

It has applications in every aspect of the chemical industry–including catalysis, materials science, pigments, surfactants, coatings, medicine, fuel, and agriculture.

Here are further guidelines.
All molecules that do not contain carbon are called inorganic molecules. There are a few carbon-containing molecules, such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, that are also classified as inorganic molecules. Inorganic compounds, such as water, are made up of inorganic molecules.

1. Organic compounds are the result of activities of living beings while inorganic compounds are created either due to natural processes unrelated to any life form or the result of human experimentation in the laboratory.

2. Inorganic compounds can make salt, while organic cannot.

3. Organic compounds contain carbon, while inorganic do not.

4. Organic compounds have carbon-hydrogen bonds, while inorganic do not.

5. Inorganic compounds contain metal atoms, whereas organic compounds do not.

6. Organic compounds are biological and inorganic are mineral in nature.

7. Organic compounds are part of a class of chemical compounds the molecules of which contain carbon and hydrogen, while inorganic compounds mostly comprise of metal containing compounds even if they happen to exist in living organisms.

What is the difference between a compound and a molecule?
A molecule is formed when two or more atoms join together chemically. A compound is a molecule that contains at least two different elements. All compounds are molecules but not all molecules are compounds.

Molecular hydrogen (H2), molecular oxygen (O2) and molecular nitrogen (N2) are not compounds because each is composed of a single element. Water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) are compounds because each is made from more than one element. The smallest bit of each of these substances would be referred to as a molecule. For example, a single molecule of molecular hydrogen is made from two atoms of hydrogen while a single molecule of water is made from two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

Alkali metals

Questions about table salt
Why is the reaction between sodium and water so spectacular?
Who discovered potassium and sodium?
Is there a simple test for K+ ions?

Alkaline earth metals
How can I prepare a luminescent alkaline earth sulfide?

Carbon and inorganic carbon compounds

What happens when sodium bicarbonate is heated?
What is a carbonate, and what is it used for?
How can CO2 gas be detected?
How do underwater rebreathers scrub CO2 from air supplies?
Who discovered carbon?
How does H2CO3 form when CO2 dissolves in water?
Is there an easy way to produce pure carbon in the classroom?
What is the reaction of limestone with water?
Why are some carbon compounds classified as inorganic?

Here are further guidelines.