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Organic And Biological Chemistry

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ISBN: 9781305081079

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STOKER + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Indicate whether each of the following statements concerning human body composition, in terms of mass percent, is true or false.

  1. a. Bioorganic substances are much more abundant than bioinorganic substances.
  2. b. Bioinorganic substances are slightly less abundant than bioorganic substances.

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The validation of the fact that bioorganic substances are much more abundant than bioinorganic substances concerning human body composition, in terms of mass percent has to be stated.

Concept introduction: The chemical substance found in the living organism is called biochemical substance.  The biochemical substance is further subdivided into bioinorganic substance and bioorganic substance.  Bioinorganic substances do not contain carbon, for example water and inorganic salts.  On the other hand bioorganic substances contain carbon, for example lipids and carbohydrates.

Explanation

It is usually misconcepted that the human body contains a major part of the organic substances, but it is not true.  The human body only has one-fourth by mass of the organic substances i.e...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The validation of the fact that bioinorganic substances are slightly less abundant than bioorganic substances concerning human body composition, in terms of mass percent has to be stated.

Concept introduction: The chemical substance found in the living organism is called biochemical substance.  The biochemical substance is further subdivided into bioinorganic substance and bioorganic substance.  Bioinorganic substances do not contain carbon, for example water and inorganic salts.  On the other hand bioorganic substances contain carbon, for example lipids and carbohydrates.

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