Consider the following compounds:

  1. Water
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Carbon monoxide

 Which of the above is/are organic compound/compounds?

Answer: [D] None

Organic compounds not only have carbon bonds but also contain hydrocarbons or carbon bonded to hydrogen. A few types of carbon-containing compounds, such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides of carbon (such as CO and CO2), and cyanides are considered inorganic. Water does not contain any carbon atom in its molecule, H2O. So water is only an inorganic compound.

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