Chemistry of Life Vocab

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Atoms

basic building blocks of matter

matter

anything that has mass and takes up space

element

a collection of atoms that have the same number of protons

atomic #

number of protons

atomic mass

protons and neutrons

isotopes

different number of neutrons

compounds

form by the chemical combination of 2 or more elements

covalent

sharing of electrons

ionic

transfer of electrons

molecule

group of atoms held together by a covalent bond

mixture

2 or more elements or compounds that are physically together but not chemically combined

solvent

does dissolving

solute

being dissolved

metabolism

all the chemical reactions that occur with in an organism

coefficient

tells how many molecules there are

subscript

number of atoms

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