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Organic And Biological Chemistry

7th Edition
STOKER + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.

  1. a. Approximately 10 million organic compounds have been characterized.
  2. b. The number of known organic compounds and the number of known inorganic compounds are approximately the same.
  3. c. In essence, organic chemistry is the study of the compounds of one element.
  4. d. Numerous organic compounds are known that do not occur in living organisms.

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Given statement is true or false has to be indicated.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are the important basis of life.  They include gasoline, coal, dyes, and clothing fibers etc.  The compounds that are obtained from living organisms are termed as organic compounds and those obtained from the earth are known as inorganic compounds.  Organic compounds are found in earth also apart from living organisms.  All the organic compounds contain the element carbon.  Urea was synthesized in the laboratory which is an organic compound.

Compounds are classified into organic compounds and inorganic compounds.  Approximately there are about 10 million organic compounds but only 1.7 million inorganic compounds.  The ratio between organic and inorganic compounds is 6:1.

Chemists initially thought that a “vital force” supplied by the living organism is necessary for the production of organic compound.  This was proved wrong when the compound urea was synthesized in the laboratory.

The compounds that are found in the living organisms are still classified as organic compounds even though many are synthesized in the laboratory.

Explanation

At present a total of about 10 million organic compounds are characterized...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Given statement is true or false has to be indicated.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are the important basis of life.  They include gasoline, coal, dyes, and clothing fibers etc.  The compounds that are obtained from living organisms are termed as organic compounds and those obtained from the earth are known as inorganic compounds.  Organic compounds are found in earth also apart from living organisms.  All the organic compounds contain the element carbon.  Urea was synthesized in the laboratory which is an organic compound.

Compounds are classified into organic compounds and inorganic compounds.  Approximately there are about 10 million organic compounds but only 1.7 million inorganic compounds.  The ratio between organic and inorganic compounds is 6:1.

Chemists initially thought that a “vital force” supplied by the living organism is necessary for the production of organic compound.  This was proved wrong when the compound urea was synthesized in the laboratory.

The compounds that are found in the living organisms are still classified as organic compounds even though many are synthesized in the laboratory.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Given statement is true or false has to be indicated.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are the important basis of life.  They include gasoline, coal, dyes, and clothing fibers etc.  The compounds that are obtained from living organisms are termed as organic compounds and those obtained from the earth are known as inorganic compounds.  Organic compounds are found in earth also apart from living organisms.  All the organic compounds contain the element carbon.  Urea was synthesized in the laboratory which is an organic compound.

Compounds are classified into organic compounds and inorganic compounds.  Approximately there are about 10 million organic compounds but only 1.7 million inorganic compounds.  The ratio between organic and inorganic compounds is 6:1.

Chemists initially thought that a “vital force” supplied by the living organism is necessary for the production of organic compound.  This was proved wrong when the compound urea was synthesized in the laboratory.

The compounds that are found in the living organisms are still classified as organic compounds even though many are synthesized in the laboratory.

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Given statement is true or false has to be indicated.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are the important basis of life.  They include gasoline, coal, dyes, and clothing fibers etc.  The compounds that are obtained from living organisms are termed as organic compounds and those obtained from the earth are known as inorganic compounds.  Organic compounds are found in earth also apart from living organisms.  All the organic compounds contain the element carbon.  Urea was synthesized in the laboratory which is an organic compound.

Compounds are classified into organic compounds and inorganic compounds.  Approximately there are about 10 million organic compounds but only 1.7 million inorganic compounds.  The ratio between organic and inorganic compounds is 6:1.

Chemists initially thought that a “vital force” supplied by the living organism is necessary for the production of organic compound.  This was proved wrong when the compound urea was synthesized in the laboratory.

The compounds that is found in the living organisms are still classified as organic compounds even though many are synthesized in the laboratory.

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