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Solutions for Chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life

Campbell Biology | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780321775658 | Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson

Full solutions for Campbell Biology | 10th Edition

ISBN: 9780321775658

Campbell Biology | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780321775658 | Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson

Solutions for Chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Campbell Biology, edition: 10. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Campbell Biology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321775658. Since 13 problems in chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life have been answered, more than 16613 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life includes 13 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Albedo

    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.

  • Aneroid barometer

    An instrument for measuring air pressure that consists of evacuated metal chambers very sensitive to variations in air pressure.

  • Atmosphere

    The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.

  • Divergent boundary

    A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.

  • Elliptical galaxy

    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.

  • Fall

    A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.

  • Fault creep

    Displacement along a fault that is so slow and gradual that little seismic activity occurs.

  • Food chain

    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.

  • Fumarole

    A vent in a volcanic area from which fumes or gases escape.

  • Geothermal energy

    Natural steam used for power generation.

  • Humus

    Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.

  • Intermediate composition

    The composition of igneous rocks lying between felsic and mafic.

  • Leaching

    The depletion of soluble materials from the upper soil by downward-percolating water.

  • Meteorology

    The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.

  • Nekton

    Pelagic organisms that can move independently of ocean currents by swimming or other means of propulsion.

  • Precipitation fog

    Fog formed when rain evaporates as it falls through a layer of cool air.

  • Rock-forming minerals

    The minerals that make up most of the rocks of Earth’s crust.

  • Thunder

    The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.

  • Tide

    Periodic change in the elevation of the ocean surface.

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