# Classification of organic compounds

The compounds in solid, liquid or gaseous states having carbon in their molecule are known as organic compounds.

• Inorganic compounds, one or more atoms of carbon are covalently linked to atoms of other elements most commonly H, O, or N.
• carbon is the main element in organic compounds.
• Organic compounds that contain only hydrogen and carbon are called hydrocarbons.

### Classification of organic compounds:

1. Acyclic (open chain)
2. Cyclic(closed chain)
3. Homocyclic compounds
• Alicyclic compounds
• Aromatic compounds
• Benzenoid compound
• Non-Benzenoid compound

#### Heterocyclic Compounds

These compounds are also known as aliphatic compounds as they have branched or straight chains.

Ex :

• In this carbon atoms are connected to each other in a ring Ex:
• This are special type of organic compound which contains benzene and other related compound Ex:
Also, check another amazing article on : Nomenclature of Organic compounds

### 4 thoughts on “Classification of organic compounds”

1. The following time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I do know it was my choice to read, however I actually thought youd have one thing interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you would repair in case you werent too busy searching for attention.