Chapter 10: Carbon Chemistry
Chemistry of Living Systems (Life Science)
- 6. Principles of chemistry underlie the functioning of biological systems. As a basis for understanding this concept:
- a. Students know that carbon, because of its ability to combine in many ways with itself and other elements, has a
central role in the chemistry of living organisms.
- b. Students know that living organisms are made of molecules consisting largely of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen,
phosphorus, and sulfur.
- c. Students know that living organisms have many different kinds of molecules, including small ones,
such as water and salt, and very large ones, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and DNA.