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Biology I Honors

Weekly Skills Quiz Information

TermDefinition
in not
hydro water, liquid
iso equal, same
an without, lacking, deficient
therm heat
qualitative describes qualities ex. green liquid, large hole, sour taste, sweet smell
quantitative uses numbers to measure something ex. 6 legs, 4 feet long, 7.2 grams, 100 mL
precision how close your measurements are to each other think consistent or specific
accuracy how close your measurement is to the correct/accepted value think correct
observation description of something you can see, smell, touch, taste, hear not an opinion
inference a guess about an object or outcome based on your observation
matter anything that has mass and occupies space
atom smallest unit of matter
element a substance made up of one kind of atom
isotopes An element with the same number of protons, but different number of neutrons.
ad to, toward
phobic dislike, fear
di two
co together, jointly, mutual
phil loving, fond of
mono one
poly many, several
macro large
protons positively charged high energy particles
neutrons high energy particles that do not have a charge
electrons negatively charged high energy particles with little or no mass
compound two or more elements bonded together
molecule two or more atoms covalently bonded together
covalent bond formed when two atoms share one or more pairs of electrons
ionic bond formed when one or more electrons are transferred
hydrogen bond very weak bonds formed between polar molecules
polar molecules molecules that have an unequal distribution of charges polar molecules dissolve in water
nonpolar molecules molecules that do not have a seperation of charge nonpolar molecules do not dissolve in water
cohesion occurs when the same kind of molecules stick together
adhesion occurs when two or more different molecules stick together
solute what is dissolved in a solution
solvent what does the dissolving in a solution
solution uniform mixture of two or more substances
hydrophobic substance a substance that that does not have an affinity for water does not dissolve in water
hydrophilic substance a substance that does have an affinity for water dissolves in water
monomers small basic units that make up polymers
polymers complex structures made of monomers
macromolecules large organic molecules that are made up of polymers and used for various functions in living things
carbohydrates main purpose/function is to create energy
lipid main function/purpose is to store long term energy
phospholipids make up cell membranes
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