A compound which does not contain carbon. There are exceptions to this definition; carbonates, bicarbonates, and carbon dioxide are generally considered as inorganic compounds.
inorganic. Compare with organic. A compound that does not contain carbon chemically bound to hydrogen. Carbonates, bicarbonates, carbides, and carbon oxides are considered inorganic compounds, even though they contain carbon.
compounds that do not contain carbon atoms. Water, O2, and NaCl are examples of inorganic compounds.