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Compounds can be classified as organic and inorganic based on the presence of .

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carbon and oxygen
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carbon and hydrogen
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hydrogen and oxygen
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hydrogen and water
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The correct option is B carbon and hydrogen
Compounds can be classified as organic and inorganic based on the presence of carbon and hydrogen. Organic compounds have both carbon and hydrogen atoms attached to each other. Inorganic molecules have either hydrogen or carbon alone or along with other elements. Examples: organic - methane and ethanol; inorganic - water and carbon dioxide.

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