of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classed as organic. Apart from such analytes as carbonates and cyanides, inorganic chemicals are those that contain no carbon.
(in-or-gan'-ic) Any chemical compound that does not contain the element carbon, with the exception of carbon dioxide, and compounds containing a carbonate radical (i.e. carbonate minerals with the CO3 radical).
Containing no carbon-to-carbon bonds; examples of inorganic substances include ammonia, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur as well as chlorine, boron, iron, sodium, copper, sulfur, manganese, molybdenum, zinc.
This term has several meanings, including: Chemicals which are not organic, that is, not manufactured within living organisms. Any chemical compound which is not based on carbon chains or rings (except oxides, sulphides of carbon and metallic carbides which are also inorganic).
any chemical or compound that is derived from minerals, does not contain carbon, and is not classified as organic; being or composed of materials other than hydrocarbons and their derivatives; not of plant or animal origin.
describes chemical compounds which do not contain both carbon and hydrogen (hydrocarbon groups); chemical compounds that lack the organized physical structure characteristic of living things; for example, water and minerals are inorganic substances.
Designating, or pertaining to, the branch of chemistry which deals with substances of earthy or mineral matter. It includes the treatment of all substances with the exception of those classed as organic.