The noble gases represent a key group of the inorganic chemicals sector, which in turn, forms the basis of the commodity chemicals market and the manufacturing industries. Tony Wheatley explains.
Inorganic chemicals may be defined as a broad class of substances, including those that do not include carbon and its derivatives as their principal element, but also including carbides, carbonates, cyanides, cyanates, thyocyanates and carbon disulfide.
Inorganic molecules are recognised as being simple in structure, without carbon-hydrogen bonds and normally derived from inanimate materials, like minerals and the atmosphere.
Minerals are mainly oxides and sulphides which are strictly inorganic, as is most of the Earth and Universe.
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