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In our universe, an organic compound is defined as a compound that contains carbon with an oxidation number lower than +4 (Citation needed.). In a parallel universe where chemistry laws are different, could organic compounds not need carbon to be organic?
EDIT: Since there are misunderstandings with my question I will clarify:
Salt (NH4) is inorganic because it doesn't contain carbon and it has no oxidation.
Glucose (C6H12O6) is organic for the same reasons.
My question is: In a parallel universe where proteins, sweets, fats, etc. (Which are organic and compose the life.) Are not composed of carbon but by other elements such as iron, uranium, copper, etc. Can life exist?
And if this can happen, would the compounds have different names?
What I want to know is if parallel life can be created from our non-organic compounds?