The Chemical Basis of Life

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Which of the following is true about the atomic number of an element?

Which of the following is true about the mass number of an atom?

Which of the following is true about valence electrons?

Which of the following elements has 4 valence electrons?

Which of the following elements is the most abundant in living things?

Which of the following particles has a positive charge?

Which of the following particles is electrically neutral?

Which of the following particles has a negligible mass?

Which of the following is true about covalent bonds?

Which of the following is true about orbitals?

Which type of chemical bond involves the complete transfer of electrons from one atom to another?

Which type of bond is the strongest?

Which form of energy is stored in the chemical bonds that link together atoms to form molecules?

What is the currency for most of the energy needs of cells?

Which type of reaction releases energy?

What are the two ways to speed up most reactions?

What is metabolism?

Where does energy and matter enter the biosphere?

What property of water allows it to dissolve polar and charged molecules?

Why does ice float in water?

Which force causes the formation of a meniscus at the surface of water when it meets a solid surface?

What property of water prevents light objects from falling through its surface?

What property of water allows it to move in biological systems such as roots and leaves?

What is the term for the concentration of H+ and OH- ions present in a solution?

What do cells use to protect against the damaging effects of pH changes?

What determines the functional behavior of a molecule in organic chemistry?

What are the building blocks of proteins?

What type of bonds form between amino acids to create proteins?

What property of carbon allows it to form different combinations of bonds and molecular shapes?

What property of water allows it to absorb and retain a high amount of energy?

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Test your knowledge of the chemical basis of life with this quiz on water and carbon. Learn about the key elements that make up living things and their roles in structure and function. Explore the properties of matter and understand the significance of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

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