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Inorganic

relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis

Organic

number of compounds having a large amount of carbon

Water

cradle of life - all living organismic require it to survive

Mixture

the act of mixing together

Solution

smaller molecules called solutes mix or blend with a solvent and thy thoroughly blend or mix

Suspension

a mixture where one substance, usually larger molecules, is mixed into a solvent and the substance settles out, it does not stay mixed with the solvent

Colloid

a special type of solution where larger molecules stay mixed with the solvent, they do not settle out

Electrolytes

minerals that carry electrical charges that help maintain the body's fluid balance

Acids

compounds that form hydrogen ions when dissolved in water having a pH lower than 7

Bases

alkaines, substances, when mixed with water will release OH- ions into solution, have a pH between 8-14

Salts

electrolyte compounds that are formed when mixing acids and bases

Buffer

substance that balance the pH

PH

power of hydrogen, a measure of how acidic or basic a solution is

Carbohydrates

organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms (sugar & starch) the primary source of chemical energy in our body cell (C H2O)

Lipids

biochemicals that do not dissolve in water (fats, oils, and waxes) make up cell membranes, store energy

Proteins

macromolecules that contain nitrogen as well as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

Nucleic Acids

very large compound, composed of C,H,O,N,P

ATP

(adenosine triphosphate) main energy source that cells use for most of their work

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