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how to know whether a compound is organic or not?why radium is not used in curing cancer

how to know whether a compound is organic or not?why radium is not used in curing cancer

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L V N Chandra Sekhar Banda
askIITians Faculty 20 Points
6 years ago
In general, "organic" compounds are those compounds which contain several carbons and hydrogens, carbon-carbon or carbon-hydrogen bonds. methane (CH4), carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), etc.
But exceptions include carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbonate ions (CO3), diamond, graphite.
Radium-223 is a an alpha particle-emitting drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer

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