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Solutions for Chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions | 16th Edition

ISBN: 9780495556718

Solutions for Chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780495556718. Since 10 problems in chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems have been answered, more than 2044 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 16.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air pollutants

    Airborne particles and gases that occur in concentrations that endanger the health and well-being of organisms or disrupt the orderly functioning of the environment.

  • Corona

    The outer, tenuous layer of the solar atmosphere.

  • Desalination

    The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.

  • Earth science

    The name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand Earth. It includes geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

  • Euphotic zone

    The portion of the photic zone near the surface where light is bright enough for photosynthesis to occur.

  • Fog

    A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.

  • Graded bed

    A sediment layer that is characterized by a decrease in sediment size from bottom to top.

  • Intertidal zone

    The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.

  • Ion

    An atom or molecule that possesses an electrical charge.

  • Lava tube

    Tunnel in hardened lava that acts as a horizontal conduit for lava flowing from a volcanic vent. Lava tubes allow fluid lavas to advance great distances.

  • Magnitude (stellar)

    A number given to a celestial object to express its relative brightness.

  • Metallic bond

    A chemical bond present in all metals that may be characterized as an extreme type of electron sharing in which the electrons move freely from atom to atom.

  • Nearshore zone

    The zone of beach that extends from the low-tide shoreline seaward to where waves break at low tide.

  • Precipitation fog

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

  • Pycnocline

    A layer of water in which there is a rapid change of density with depth.

  • Regional metamorphism

    Metamorphism associated with large-scale mountain-building processes.

  • Snow

    A solid form of precipitation produced by sublimination of water vapor.

  • Supercooled

    The condition of water droplets that remain in the liquid state at temperatures well below 0° C.

  • Troposphere

    The lowermost layer of the atmosphere. It is generally characterized by a decrease in temperature with height.

  • Valley train

    A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.

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