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Study Guide for Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Life 1. Study Chapter Outline 2. Ready Chapter carefully 3. Focus on the following: What are atoms? What is the anatomy of an atom? What is the difference between a stable and radioactive isotope? How do molecules form? What are the major types of chemical bonds in biological molecules? What is the difference between covalent nonpolar and covalent polar bonds? Why are hydrogen bonds so important in biological systems?
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Unformatted text preview: What are free radicals Why is water so important to life? List the unique properties of water What is the difference between adhesion and cohesion with respect to water molecules? How does the pH scale (Fig. 2-15) related to “acid rain”? 4. Understand the definition of the words on P. 34. 5. Study the Summary Review section and be able to address all the questions....
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