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Organic compound

An organic compound is virtually any chemical compound that contains carbon, although a consensus definition remains elusive and likely arbitrary. However, the traditional definition used by most chemists is limited to compounds containing a carbon-hydrogen bond. Organic compounds are rare terrestrially, but of central importance because all known life is based on organic compounds. The most basic petrochemicals are considered the building blocks of organic chemistry.

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Khan Academy's Video on the structure or organic compounds.

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Organic Compounds are compounds made with Carbon. Organic Molecules are usually drawn in bond line notation. This is a Basic Example with every Carbon being an edge.

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