Is #H_2S# an organic or inorganic gas?

2 Answers
Mar 14, 2018



The gas doesn't contain any carbon, meaning it can't be organic. All organic molecules contain carbon, most contain hydrogen and many contain oxygen.

Mar 15, 2018

Inorganic gas.


Organic compounds are those that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds, i.e. we can say that all organic compounds are made up of carbon and hydrogen, as well as other elements if the molecule contains them.

In #H_2S#, it is hydrogen sulfide, and no carbon is present, and so it cannot be an organic compound.

That leaves hydrogen sulfide gas as an inorganic compound.

I hope this helps!