The Origin of Life, Basic Chemistry and Biochemistry - BIO Objectives Lecture 3 1 Summarize current scientific thinking on how life may have originated

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BIO Objectives Lecture 3 1.Summarize current scientific thinking on how life may have originated on earth-originated in a “primordial ocean” which contained all the ingredients necessary to form long, information carrying polymers able to self-replicate, mutate, and evolve (RNA which then created DNA) 2.Describe what matteris composed of -occupies space and has weight-composed of elements and elements are composed of atoms 3.Describe what atomsare composed of, and draw a diagram showing the structures of the hydrogen atomand the carbon atom-atoms are composed of protons (positive charge), neutrons (neutral charge) and electrons (negative charge)4.Explain what is meant by ions, atomic number, and atomic weight-ions: most atoms are neutral (meaning they have the same number of protons and

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