- 22.214.171.124.4: How are chemical reactions important in cells?
- 126.96.36.199.5: Distinguish among the various types of chemical bonds.
- 188.8.131.52.6: Describe the law of conservation of matter.
- 184.108.40.206.7: Why is pH important to living organisms?
- 220.127.116.11.8: How does the polarity of water assist the movement of molecules?
Solutions for Chapter 1.5: Ions and Living Cells
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
A hard, metamorphic form of coal that burns clean and hot.
A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.
The concept that Earth was shaped by catastrophic events of a short-term nature.
A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.
One of the two types of dry climate; the driest of the dry climates.
A stream that is usually dry because it carries water only in response to specific episodes of rainfall. Most desert streams are of this type.
A mountain formed by the displacement of rock along a fault.
A sudden brightening of an area on the Sun.
A term used to describe the texture of certain igneous rocks, such as obsidian, that contain no crystals.
A coating of ice on objects formed when supercooled rain freezes on contact.
Meandering channel that flows in a steep, narrow valley. They form either when an area is uplifted or when base level drops.
A common boundary where different parts of a system interact.
All discovered and undiscovered deposits of a useful mineral that can be extracted now or at some time in the future.
Passive continental margin
Margins that consist of a continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise. They are not associated with plate boundaries and therefore experience little volcanism and few earthquakes.
Phases of the Moon
The progression of changes in the Moon’s appearance during the month.
A magnetic field opposite to that which exists at present.
An angular distance measured eastward along the celestial equator from the vernal equinox. Used with declination in a coordinate system to describe the position of celestial bodies.
The line that marks the contact between land and sea. It migrates up and down as the tide rises and falls.
Air that resists vertical displacement. If it is lifted, adiabatic cooling will cause its temperature to be lower than the surrounding environment; if it is allowed, it will sink to its original position.
In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.