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  1. Chapter 2 The Chemical Basis of Life

  2. Basic principles of chemistry that relate to the life process

  3. Basic understanding: • Life depends on a balance of the appropriate chemicals in the cytoplasm • Biochemistry • Biochemists - probe life processes to gain new understandings of the body – new meds., TMT, etc

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  5. Elements/compounds: • Matter – general term – anything that has mass or occupies space • Elements – pure – basic – cannot be broken down into two or more substances (02) • Compound – can be broken down into