Inorganic Definition

1. Inorganic are all inanimate elements, that is, they do not have animal or vegetable properties capable of identifying the existence of life in themselves. Examples: stones, metals, plastics.

2. Chemistry. Substances composed of two or more different elements without any carbon atoms in their structure.

Grammatical category: Adjective.
in syllables: i-nor-ga-ni-co.


something is said to be inorganic when it does not present organic life. Minerals are the most famous and common inorganic bodies.

And at the behest of the Chemistryinorganic, is that mineral compound in which carbon does not turn out to be the fundamental component element, while water does turn out to be the most abundant.

Unlike what happens with organic compounds, the inorganic compound is formed in an ordinary way as a consequence of the intervention of various physical and chemical phenomena, such is the case of electrolysis and fusion, but also solar energy, the water and oxygen can kickstart the creation of an inorganic compound.

Inorganic compounds are composed of bonds which can be covalent (electron compartment between two or more atoms), or failing that, ionic (union that is the result of the attraction of ions that have different signs, electropositive and electronegative).

Meanwhile, inorganic compounds have a great variety of structures and then depending on the atoms that compose them, they can be classified into the following categories: monatomic (they have only one atom, such is the case of noble gas molecules), diatomic (consist of two atoms), triatomic (they have three atoms, such is the case of ozone, water and carbon dioxide molecules) and polyatomic (they have four or more atoms, for example the molecules of phosphorus or ferric oxide).