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Chapter 2:1-9 The Chemical Basis of Life - Atoms and Reactions

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Biology Homework Chapter 2: Atoms and Molecules


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 2: The Chemical Basis of Life, sections 1-9.

Study Notes

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: The Chemical Basis of Life: Atoms

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

  • Use the BioCoach activity Building BioMolecules to test your ability to put molecules together properly from component atoms. For now, focus on Concepts 1 and 2. You do not have to take the self-quiz; the Mastery Exercise will test your understanding of these concepts.
  • Optional External Web site reading: The University of North Carolina Chemistry Department has a public tutorial on →atoms← that you may find interesting.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.