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312. The Elements of Life

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To succeed in this topic, you need to:
Be familiar with the elements and the periodic table and that carbon is the key element required for living organisms.
Be familiar with chemical bonding, including covalent bonding, ionic bonding and hydrogen bonding.
Be familiar with how different combine to form chemical compounds with distinct physical and chemical properties.
Be familiar with smaller molecules combining to form macromolecules.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:
Be aware of how elements are formed and the role of important simple molecules in supporting organic lifeforms, e.g. water.
Be able to identify the major elements required to form the molecules of life.
Be able to describe elements required for the main functions of key biological processes.
Be able to identify trace elements required by living organisms.
Be able to identify elements that are harmful to living organisms.

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April 2020

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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