Definitions for "Organic compounds"
A compound in which carbon is nearly always bonded to itself, to hydrogen, and often to other elements.
Chemicals similar to volatile organic compounds but that do not evaporate as readily. Polynucleated aromatic hydrocarbons are semi-volatile compounds.
Compounds containing carbon atoms combined with each other and with atoms of one or more other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, and fluorine. All other compounds are called inorganic compounds.