- 2.1: In the term trace element, the adjective trace means that a. the el...
- 2.2: Compared with 31P, the radioactive isotope 32P has a. a different a...
- 2.3: The reactivity of an atom arises from a. the average distance of th...
- 2.4: Which statement is true of all atoms that are anions? a. The atom h...
- 2.5: Which of the following statements correctly describes any chemical ...
- 2.6: We can represent atoms by listing the number of protons, neutrons, ...
- 2.7: The atomic number of sulfur is 16. Sulfur combines with hydrogen by...
- 2.8: What coefficients must be placed in the following blanks so that al...
- 2.9: Draw IT Draw Lewis dot structures for each hypothetical molecule sh...
- 2.10: EVOLUTION CONNECTION The percentages of naturally occurring element...
- 2.11: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY Female silkworm moths (Bombyx mori) attract male...
- 2.12: WRITE ABOUT A THEME: Organization While waiting at an airport, Neil...
- 2.13: This bombardier beetle is spraying a boiling hot liquid that contai...
Solutions for Chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life
Full solutions for Campbell Biology | 10th Edition
The reflectivity of a substance, usually expressed as a percentage of the incident radiation reflected.
Andean-type plate margin
Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.
An instrument for measuring air pressure that consists of evacuated metal chambers very sensitive to variations in air pressure.
The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.
A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.
A galaxy that is round or elliptical in outline. It contains little gas and dust, no disk or spiral arms, and few hot, bright stars.
A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.
Displacement along a fault that is so slow and gradual that little seismic activity occurs.
A succession of organisms in an ecological community through which food energy is transferred from producers through herbivores and on to one or more carnivores.
A vent in a volcanic area from which fumes or gases escape.
Natural steam used for power generation.
Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.
The composition of igneous rocks lying between felsic and mafic.
The depletion of soluble materials from the upper soil by downward-percolating water.
The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.
Pelagic organisms that can move independently of ocean currents by swimming or other means of propulsion.
Fog formed when rain evaporates as it falls through a layer of cool air.
The minerals that make up most of the rocks of Earth’s crust.
The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.
Periodic change in the elevation of the ocean surface.