# What is compound that does not contain carbon?

Apr 4, 2017

A compound that does not contain carbon is an inorganic compound as opposed to an organic compound, which contains carbon and hydrogen.

#### Explanation:

Examples of Inorganic Compounds:

$\text{H"_2"O} :$$\text{water}$

$\text{NO"_2} :$$\text{nitrogen dioxide}$

$\text{NaCl} :$$\text{salt/common table salt}$

$\text{CO"_2} :$$\text{carbon dioxide}$ (It contains carbon but no hydrogen.)