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surface tension
when water molecules at the surface of a body of water cling tightly together
solute
the substance that is dissolved in a solution
Inorganic compounds
those that do not contain carbon
Proteins
macromolecules containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen; proteins are considered
the building blocks of tissue
Multicellular
an organism with many cells
A mutation
is any change in the genetic code that results in a physical or behavioral change
Cell membrane
Outer layer of the cell that helps control what comes into and what goes out of the cell
Chloroplasts
Organelles in plant and algae cells that contain the green pigment chlorophyll that
captures the suns energy
Osmosis
water across the plasma membrane from areas of high concentration of solute (the dissolved
substance in the water) to areas of lower concentration (less of the dissolved substance in the water.)
Hypotonic
a solution surrounding a cell has a lower concentration of the dissolved substance than the
cell itself
Variable
one factor in an experiment that is 'manipulated' or changed from the control group
Qualitative data
information that is not easily quantified but is observed with senses