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exam 1 review - 6 What are(a atoms(b elements(c molecules(d...

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Some study questions to serve as a guide to the type of questions you may meet in the exam. This list is not exhaustive and it is upon the student to study the entire material covered in class. The exam will cover the entire material discussed in class up to the last lecture. 1. List and briefly explain characteristics of living things 2. Define homeostasis. Of what importance is this process to living things? 3. Discuss the three major domains under which organisms are grouped 4. The scientific method of inquiry consists of 4 steps/processes, briefly explain each step. 5. Name the natural processes that underlie the process of evolution
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Unformatted text preview: 6. What are (a) atoms (b) elements (c) molecules (d) protons (e) neutrons (f) electrons? 7. Contrast between covalent and ionic bonds 8. Why is the element helium considered an inert gas? 9. What brings about hydrogen bonding between water molecules/ 10. What makes water a versatile solvent? 11. Describe the role of bicarbonate buffer is regulating the pH of blood. 12. Why are carbon atoms the most versatile building blocks in molecules? 13. What are functional groups? 14. Which functional groups are (a) polar (b) basic (c) acidic? 15. etc....
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