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


number of compounds having a large amount of carbon


cradle of life - all living organismic require it to survive


the act of mixing together


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


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


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


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


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


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


electrolyte compounds that are formed when mixing acids and bases


substance that balance the pH


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


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


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


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

Nucleic Acids

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


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

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