Asked Feb 6, 2019

What element is an essential component in organic compounds


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Organic compounds are those compounds which were first identified in living systems. These compounds are found in both living cells as well as  non living substances. Also, not all organic compounds are found in living systems. Example: glucose is found in living cells while methyl amine is found in  non living substances.

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For compound to be organic, having carbon is must but along with that there should be hydrogen as well. Any of these alone do not come under organic...

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