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Chemistry of Life

review basic chemistry terms

Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space
Atom smallest unit of matter
Element substance made up of only one kind of atom
Compound Made of two or more elements in exact proportions
Molecule group of atoms held together by the energy of chemical bonds
Mixture Combination of substances in which individual substances keep their own properties
Solution Mixture in which two or more substances are mixed evenly (dissolved)
Suspension Mixture in which a liquid or a gas has another substance spread throughout it, but is NOT dissolved
Carbohydrates supply energy for cell processes
Lipids Store and release large amounts of energy
Proteins An organic compound that is the building block of many cellular structures
Nucleic Acids store important coded information
organic compound Compounds associated with living things that are made up of large amounts of carbon and hydrogen
Created by: thompsonv