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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