Chapter 6 Study Questions MultipleChoice Questions
1) When biologists wish to study the internal ultrastructure of cells, they most likely would use A) a light microscope. B) a scanning electron microscope. C) a transmission electronic microscope. D) A an
Chapter 3 Discussion Questions Cell Structure and Function
1. What cell structure would allow the composition of the intracellular fluid to be different than
the extracellular fluid? Why might this be important?
-The plasma membrane separates
Chapter 2a Discussion Questions
1. Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons.
It does exist between water molecules because oxygen is very electronegative and desires two
more electrons to fi
Chapter 2c Discussion Questions
1. Infer if any properties would be absent if the body did not have carbohydrates?
Lipids? Proteins? Or nucleic acids?
-A lack of carbohydrates can cause low blood sugar, and a buildup of ketosis (partially
broken down fats
Chapter 2b Discussion Questions
1. What are the biomolecules relevant for life? What function does each bring to the table?
-There are 4 essential biomolecules: proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic
Proteins are responsible for the structure
Chapter 2 Discussion
1. If someone were to be cremated, the expected elements one would find would be: carbon,
hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and phosphorous. These elements are the key building blocks
of the chemicals found in living things.
Chapter 2 The Chemical Context of Life Practice Questions MultipleChoice Questions
1) About 25 of the 92 natural elements are known to be essential to life. Which four of these 25 elements make up approximately 96% of living matter? A) carbon, sodium, chl
Chapter 4 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life practice questions MultipleChoice Questions
1) Organic chemistry is a science based on the study of A) functional groups. B) vital forces interacting with matter. C) carbon compounds. D) water and its i
Chapter 5 The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules Study Questions MultipleChoice Questions
1) For this pair of items, choose the option that best describes their relationship. (A) The number of alpha glucose 14 linkages in cellulose (B) T
Discussion Questions Chap. 1
1. In order for an organism to be considered alive it must exhibit eight key characteristics:
b. Sensitivity (response to stimuli)
e. Growth and development