- No.13.What do you know about the sources of organic compounds?
Answer. Organic compounds are prepared naturally by animals and plants. Animals synthesize two main groups of organic compounds: proteins and fats. Proteins are meat, mutton, chicken and eggs, etc. Fats are present in milk, butter, etc. Plants synthesize; carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, etc.
Moreover, dead plants buried under Earth’s crust are converted through biochemical processes to coal, petroleum and gas. These materials are the main sources of organic compounds. We can get thousands of organic compounds by the destructive distillation of coal and fractional distillation of petroleum. Detail for each source is given in figure