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Solutions for Chapter 4.9: Chemoautotrophs and the Environment

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780078664274 | Authors: McGraw-hill education

Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition

ISBN: 9780078664274

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780078664274 | Authors: McGraw-hill education

Solutions for Chapter 4.9: Chemoautotrophs and the Environment

Chapter 4.9: Chemoautotrophs and the Environment includes 5 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 5 problems in chapter 4.9: Chemoautotrophs and the Environment have been answered, more than 10722 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach, edition: 9. BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078664274.

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  • Backshore

    The inner portion of the shore, lying landward of the high-tide shoreline. It is usually dry, being affected by waves only during storms.

  • Conformable

    Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.

  • Cut bank

    The area of active erosion on the outside of a meander.

  • Dip-slip fault

    A fault in which the movement is parallel to the dip of the fault.

  • Eukaryotes

    An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.

  • Gyre

    The large circular surface current pattern found in each ocean.

  • Horn

    A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.

  • Lithospheric plate

    A coherent unit of Earth’s rigid outer layer that includes the crust and upper unit.

  • Low-velocity zone

    See Asthenosphere.

  • Magnetic time scale

    A scale that shows the ages of magnetic reversals and is based on the polarity of lava flows of various ages.

  • Maritime (m) air mass

    An air mass that originates over the ocean. These air masses are relatively humid.

  • Mineral

    A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.

  • Monsoon

    Seasonal reversal of wind direction associated with large continents, especially Asia. In winter, the wind blows from land to sea; in summer, from sea to land.

  • Normal polarity

    A magnetic field that is the same as that which exists at present.

  • Offshore zone

    The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.

  • Pressure gradient

    The amount of pressure change occurring over a given distance.

  • Radiometric dating

    The procedure of calculating the absolute ages of rocks and minerals that contain radioactive isotopes.

  • Tombolo

    A ridge of sand that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.

  • Valence electron

    The electrons involved in the bonding process; the electrons occupying the highest-principal energy level of an atom.

  • Warm front

    A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating mass of cooler air.