BioVocalChemofLife

BioVocalChemofLife - Vocabulary: The Chemistry of Life...

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Vocabulary: The Chemistry of Life Elements: one of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means. See also chart under periodic table. Oxygen: One of the elements on the periodic table. Our atmosphere is rich in this. Required by humans to survive and fuel energy. Carbon: One of the most essential elements. one of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means. See also chart under periodic table. Hydrogen: The lightest of the elements. Combines with oxygen to form water. Nitrogen: a colorless, odorless, gaseous element that constitutes about four-fifths of the volume of the atmosphere Trace elements: needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of the organism Atom: smallest particle after which nothing can broken down into. All living things are made of one. Protons: positively charged particle of the atom. Neutrons: the neutrally charged particle of the atom.
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course BIOL 1 taught by Professor B during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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