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hy study chemistry in an anatomy and physiology course?
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answer is simple. Your entire body is made up of chemicals, thousands of
them, continuously interacting with one another at an incredible pace. Al-
though it is possible to study anatomy without much reference to chemistry, chemical
reactions underlie all physiological processes—movement, digestion, the pumping of
your heart, and even your thoughts. Tis chapter presents the basic chemistry and bio-
chemistry (the chemistry of living material) you need to understand body functions.
PART 1
Basic Chemistry
Definition of Concepts: Matter and Energy
Differentiate between matter and energy and between potential energy and
kinetic energy.
Describe the major energy forms.
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Chemistry Comes Alive
PART 1
Basic Chemistry
Definition of Concepts: Matter and
Energy
(pp. 23–25)
Composition of Matter: Atoms and
Elements
(pp. 25–28)
How Matter Is Combined: Molecules and
Mixtures
(pp. 28–30)
Chemical Bonds
(pp. 30–35)
Chemical Reactions
(pp. 35–38)
PART 2
Biochemistry
Inorganic Compounds
(pp. 38–41)
Organic Compounds
(pp. 41–56)
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