Inorganic Chemistry Meaning

What is Inorganic Chemistry:

Inorganic chemistry studies the composition, structure and properties of molecules without a carbon base.

Inorganic chemicals are found to a lesser extent than organic ones and their compounds are generally divided into:

  • Acids: are those that have a hydrogen molecule on the left, for example, sulfuric acid.
  • Bases: are metals attached to a hydroxyl anion, such as sodium hydroxide.
  • Oxides: It is divided into metal oxides, also called basic oxides or basic anhydrides, and non-metallic oxides or acid oxides or acid anhydrides. By reacting metal oxides with water, bases are obtained, on the other hand, non-metallic oxides that react with water become acids.
  • Salts: they are metals combined with an anion. It is neither oxide nor hydroxide like, for example, sodium chloride.

Inorganic chemistry differs from organic chemistry because in the past its compounds were extracted from living beings. Today, thanks to scientific and technological advance, compounds are created in laboratories. Thus, some carbon substances in inorganic chemistry are graphite, diamond (except for fullenes and nanotubes that are considered organic), carbonates and bicarbonates and carbides.

See also:

  • Inorganic compounds
  • Organic chemistry.
  • Chemistry.

The inorganic chemical substances that accompany the precipitation that fall due to the release of substances, such as nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, is called acid rain and is due to atmospheric pollution, especially, from the petrochemical industries.

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