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.
Problem Solving: Building Materials for the