- the branch of chemistry dealing with inorganic compounds.
Origin of inorganic chemistry
First recorded in 1840–50
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- the branch of chemistry concerned with the elements and all their compounds except those containing carbon. Some simple carbon compounds, such as oxides, carbonates, etc, are treated as inorganicCompare organic chemistry
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- The chemistry of compounds not containing carbon.
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- The branch of chemistry that deals with inorganic compounds.
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