Chemistry - language ex H for hydrogen, C for Carbon, O for...

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Chemistry : science of structure and interactions of matter Matter: anything that occupies space and has mass Mass: amount of matter in any living organism or nonliving thing Chemical Elements : all forms of matter are made up of a limited number of building block and substances that cannot be broken down into a simpler form by ordinary chemical means Chemical Symbol : each element has one or 2 letters of the elements name in English, Latin, or another
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Unformatted text preview: language ex H for hydrogen, C for Carbon, O for Oxygen, N for Nitrogen, K for Potassium Na for sodium, Fe for Iron, and Ca for Calcium Trace elements : 14 elements are present in tiny amounts less than half a teaspoon each accounting remaining 0.2% of the bodys mass Atoms: smallest units of matter retain the properties and characteristics of an element....
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2008 for the course A&P 101 taught by Professor Zilget during the Fall '06 term at Wisconsin Colleges.

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