Inorganic is said of any substance in which two or more chemical elements other than carbon are combined. Every chemical is either inorganic or organic.
Compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon groups.
Of or related to chemicals that do not contain carbon atoms.
Designating or composed of matter other than animal or vegetable, such as earthy or mineral matter.
not pertaining to or derived from living things.
Used to describe compounds that do not contain C-H bonds.
Compound which is not organic, that is not carbon-based.
Compounds derived from non-living things that do not contain carbon.
referring to a substance that is neither plant nor animal in origin
(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).
Things that are not made from plants and animals and doesn't contain the element carbon.
Involving neither organic life nor the products of organic life; relating to compounds not containing hydrocarbon groups.
material derived from non-living material; non carbon based compounds.
Molecules whose chemical structure do not contain carbon.
Not organic. Matter that is not of animal or vegetable origin.
non living material (not containing a combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen)
any compound composed of two or more chemical elements other than carbon
Usually refers to fertilisers - those that do not derive from living material.
(adj.) Something non-living, particularly the physical and chemical components of an organism's environment. (Also called abiotic.)
Non-living thing. Usually refers to the physical and chemical components of an organism environment. Some times called abiotic.
Not living, for example, rocks and minerals
Compounds composed of mineral materials, including elemental salts and metals such as iron, aluminum, mercury, and zinc.
(See Fire-Resistant) - containing no carbon; generally used to indicate materials such as fertilizers that are of mineral origin.
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.
Not composed of organic matter. Involving no organic life or products of organic life.
containing no carbon atoms
Substances or compounds that do not contain carbon and are generally not derived from plants and animals, such as minerals, salts, and metals.
Refers to small molecules that contain no carbon.
relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis; "hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances"
lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
Inorganic means of or originating from non-carbon based compounds.
The source of the nutrient is a "mined from the earth" mineral or trace mineral.
Describing a substance not derived from a living organism and/or not composed of carbon and hydrogen (a hydrocarbon).
Describes material that is of mineral origin. Specifically, describes chemical compounds that do not contain carbon and hydrogen. Compare organic.
mater not originating from living things.
Refers to substances occurring as minerals in nature or obtainable from them by chemical means. Inorganic is all matter except carbon compounds (carbon dioxide and carbonate compounds are excluded).
molecules which do not contain carbon.
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).
A term that applies to compounds that contain no carbon-hydrogen bonds.
Not containing hydrocarbons, or not related to living organisms. For example, metals are inorganic.
A substance that is not formed by natural growth.
This term refers to a major and the oldest branch of chemistry—it is concerned with substances which do not contain carbon.
One which do not contain any of the organic substances.
without the structure or characteristics of living bodies; in chemistry, chemical compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives
Matter other than plant or animal, and not containing a combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, which all living things contain.
a material that does not contain carbon and was never living
The minerals, salts, etc. present in wastewater not attributed to carbon molecules of the organic. Examples, include iron, silver, lead, sodium, etc.
Material such as sand, salt, iron, calcium salts and other mineral materials. Inorganic substances are of mineral origin, whereas organic substances are usually of animal or plant origin.
Not containing any organic substances.
not organic; not coming from living things; mineral.
Describes material that is of mineral rather than plant or animal origin. Does not contain carbon and hydrogen.
Applies to the chemistry of all elements and compounds not classified as organic (carbon); matter other than vegetable, such as earthy or mineral matter.
Materials not containing carbon and hydrogen - such as metals, ceramics, semi-conductors.
matter other than plant or animal, and not containing a combination of carbon/hydrogen/oxygen as in living things.
Matter other than that of animal or vegetable origin. For example, minerals and simple salts are inorganic materials.
Being or composed of something other than plant or animal (i.e. mineral); primarily relates to fillers being inorganic.
chemicals not containing the element carbon
Being or composed of matter other than hydrocarbons and their derivatives, or matter that is not of plant or animal origin. Contrast with organic.
Derived from a non-living source. e.g., rocks, sand, and plastic or shells (when used as mulch).
substances in which carbon-to-carbon bonds are absent. Mineral matter.
The designation of compounds that do not contain carbon.
Not composed of plant or animal materials.
Inorganic material is inanimate ( e.g., non-living) in nature and makes up the abiotic environment.
literally means "without life", absence of carbon, pertaining to a rock or mineral.
Not chemically based on or derived from hydrocarbons.
Part of or derived from non-biological material. A chemical compound that does not include a carbon chain. Compare organic.
not having the structure or organization characteristics of living bodies; noting or pertaining to compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives
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.
Substances which are not organic, not containing hydrocarbons or their derivatives. Minerals. Not living or capable of metabolism.
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.
Not made of or derived from living matter. Minerals are inorganic.
substances such as sand, clay and metals whose molecular structures do not contain carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bonds except as carbonates and similar
Not containing carbon. Not from living things. Ex., minerals, water, oxygen, etc.
Being composed of matter other than plant or animal, such as minerals.
Composed primarily of elements other than carbon, e.g., metals. Rocks and ceramic materials are considered to be inorganic.
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.
Substances composed of matter other than carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.
not relating to or arising from living organisms; does not contain carbon.
Pertaining to or composed of chemical compounds that do not contain carbon as the principal element (except carbonates, cyanides, and (cyanates). Matter other than plant or animal.
Being or composed of matter that is not of plant or animal origin; mineral-like. Molecules that do not contain carbon bonds.
1. Designating or composed of matter that is not animal or vegetable; not having the organized structure of living things. 2. Substance without hydrocarbons; animal or plant matter.