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in·or·gan·ic com·pound

a compound in which the atoms or radicals consist of elements other than carbon and are typically held together by electrostatic forces rather than by covalent bonds; often are capable of dissociation into ions in polar solvents (for example, H2O). Compare: organic compound.

in·or·gan·ic com·pound

(in'ōr-gan'ik kom'pownd)
A compound in which the atoms or radicals consist of elements other than carbon and are typically held together by electrostatic forces rather than by covalent bonds; often are capable of dissociation into ions in polar solvents (e.g., H2O).
Compare: organic compound

inorganic compound

Any of numerous compounds that, in general, contain no carbon.
See also: compound

in·or·gan·ic com·pound

(in'ōr-gan'ik kom'pownd)
A compound in which the atoms or radicals consist of elements other than carbon.
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Inorganic compounds, for example, can interfere with blotting procedures and gel electrophoresis, just as some negatively charged compounds can interfere with blots by binding non-specifically in place of target DNA or RNA.
This finding is based on imports in India of Inorganic Chemicals, Organic or Inorganic Compounds of Precious Metals of Rare-Earth Metals and Radioactive Elements of Isotopes of InfodriveIndia.
Researchers use supercomputers to characterise properties of inorganic compounds, such as stability, voltage, capacity, and oxidation state.
Pipes, tanks, pumps, and all the instrumentation that measures flow, level, pressure, temperature and other parameters are exposed to high concentrations of organic and inorganic compounds, sewage and industrial waste, corrosive chemicals, solids and microbiological organisms of all forms, as well as various gases Even the infrastructure is subject to corrosion--one Danish plant suffered considerable, and expensive, damage to an aluminium bridge structure.
Soil and groundwater at the site are contaminated with metals, non-volatile inorganic compounds and volatile organic compounds, including benzene chlorobenzene, ethylbenzene and xylene.
It provides detailed information on the bond structures within compounds and has numerous applications, from identification of solid or liquid organic and inorganic compounds and identification of polymers, polymer blends, rubbers, adhesives and coatings to mapping of coating thicknesses and examination of microstructures.
And inorganic compounds in the Chilean samples could alter the nature of the materials released during the heating process, he notes.
Algae biomass absorbs minerals dissolved in water and also the minerals contained in organic and inorganic compounds when they are released by the photochemical action of photocatalysis.
But they wouldn't have the benefit of a UV reaction taking care of any organic materials that inorganic compounds are in contact with or connected to, Davies explains.
Scientists sampled about 2,100 private wells in 48 states and found that the contaminants most frequently measured at concentrations of potential health concern were inorganic compounds such as radon and arsenic.
The EPA said soil at the location is contaminated with inorganic compounds.