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Chapter 2: How Life Is Studied That way, he can plan research that will advance the understanding in his field and add new knowledge to the scientific knowledge base. ✓ Some scientific ideas are very old but still applicable today. Occasionally, new technology enables scientists to test old hypotheses in new ways, leading to new perspectives and changes in ideas. Case in point: Up until the 1970s, scientists looking through microscopes thought only two main types of cells made up living things.
Starch and glycogen, which serve as a means of storing carbohydrates in plants and animals, respectively, are examples of polysaccharides. a Glucose H b Sucrose (glucose + fructose) O C HO H C OH HO C H H C OH H C OH H C OH Figure 3-3: A variety of carbohydrate molecules. HOCH2 O HO CH2OH HO OH OH OH glucose fructose H2O HO CH2OH O OH HOCH2 O O OH H c Oligosaccharide CH2OH O OH HO CH OH 2 OH sucrose d Polysaccharide glucose unit Note that most of the names of carbohydrates end in -ose. Glucose, fructose, ribose, sucrose, maltose — these are all sugars.
Together, though, NaCl is neutral because the "plus 1" charge is balanced by the "minus 1" charge. Chloride ion Sodium ion 11p 17p Sodium has the right number of electrons to balance its protons, but it donates the one that’s alone in the outer shell. isn’t 17p 11p Ionic bond Sodium chloride compounds C. Two atoms of oxygen joining to form oxygen gas. Figure 3-1: The Bohr model of an atom’s structure. 8p 8p Oxygen Oxygen 8p 8p Covalent bondshare electrons Molecules of oxygen gas (O2) formed by covalent bond.
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