What are the uses of organic compounds?

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Organic compounds are very useful in various ways.


  • Hydrocarbons are organic compounds, most commonly containing covalent bonds between hydrogen and carbon atoms.

"The hydrocarbons are the most broadly used organic compounds known, and are quite literally the driving force of western civilization. The greatest amounts of hydrocarbons are used as fuel for combustion, particularly in heating and motor fuel applications. The primary components of natural gas are methane and ethane." http://www.scienceiq.com/Facts/UsesOfHydrocarbons.cfm

  • Glucose and other sugars are also organic compounds. These are essential for all life on earth, such as in the cell walls of plants (cellulose), and energy for cellular respiration.