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Lecture Notes for BIOL 1005 - General Biology with Lipscomb at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 2
Professor:Lipscomb
Class:BIOL 1005 - General Biology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2007
Keywords:
  • Properties of Water
  • Antioxidant
  • Free Radicals
  • Subatomic Particle
  • Neutralizing
  • Hydrophilic
  • Vaporization
  • Heat Vaporization
  • Heat of Vaporization
  • No Molecules
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Chapter 2 – Atoms, Molecules, and Life Vocabulary Acidic: with an H+ concentration exceeding that of OH-, releasing H+ Adhesion: the tendency to stick to polar surfaces having slight charges that attract polar water molecules Antioxidant: molecule that reacts with tree radicals, neutralizing their ability to damage biological molecules Atom: smaller particle of an element that retains the properties of the element Atom nucleus: the central part of an atom that contains protons and neutrons Basic: with an H+ concentration less than that of OHBuffer: compound that minimizes changes in PH by reversibly taking up or releasing H+ ions Chemical bond: force of attraction between neighboring atoms that holds them together in a molecule Cohesion: tendency of the molecules of a substance to stick together Compound: substance whose molecules are formed by different types of atoms Covalent bond: chemical bond between atoms in which electrons are shared Electron: subatomic particle; bears a unit of negative charge and v...

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