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Unformatted text preview: • Organization • Energy use • Growth and development • Reproduction • Evolve (happens in a population) Scale of nature: (huge range) Biologists are interested in: Atomic 10^-8 meters Community/ecosystem 10^6 meters Approaches to biology-Reductionist: separated into parts, broken down but build up progressively Wholist- view the whole thing in tact (we are going to be reductionists! ) Atomic structure is important. Organisms are composed largely of 11 basic elements! Value for avg. human = $1,000.00. however, the way atoms are ordered and structured leads to the difference between a human and just a pile of chemicals. Solubility (demo) “like dissolves like” Alike in terms of polarity- polar solutes dissolve in polar solvents, non-polar solutes dissolve in non-polar solvents...
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- Fall '07
- Solubility, energy use, $1,000.00, 8 meters, 6 meters