Chapter 2 - Chapter 2: Essential Chemistry for Biology...

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Chapter 2 : Essential Chemistry for Biology (Part I) 1. Questions of chemistry, particularly regarding water chemistry, are relevant to biologists. What are some reasons for why biologists are interested in chemistry? Why is water such an important chemical to biologists? 2. Which four elements are the most abundant in the human body? Of these, which is the most abundant? Why are trace elements called “trace” elements? Are these elements important for proper functioning of the body? 3. Atoms of elements are made up of what three subatomic particles? What kind of electrical charge does each have? 4. As presented in lecture, what feature of an element determines its place in the Periodic Table? 5. The number of electrons for any given elemental atom is determined by what other component of atoms? 6. What is a chemical reaction? 7. What characteristic of an atoms determines its reactivity (tendency to bond or not bond) with other atoms? 8.
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2011 for the course BISC 102 taught by Professor Thibeault during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2: Essential Chemistry for Biology...

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