IB Chemistry - Organic

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Organic compounds are compounds of carbon that originally were thought to only be derived from living systems. Nowadays we know that this is not exclusively the case, and the definition is extended to include any compound of carbon not generally considered to be inorganic, such as the simple oxides or carbonates.

In Chapter 10.1