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Define an element

Substance that cannot be broken down into simpler materials by chemical means

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Define an atom

Minute particles of the same type that make up an element

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Define a molecule

Combination of two or more atoms

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Define an ion

Charged atom

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Define an electrolyte

Ion in solution

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What charge do protons posses?

Positive

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What charge do electrons posses?

Negative

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What charge do neutrons posses?

Neutral

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Chemical symbol for oxygen?

O

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Chemical symbol for carbon

C

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Chemical symbol for hydrogen?

H

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Chemical symbol for nitrogen?

N

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Chemical symbol for sodium

Na

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Chemical symbol for potassium

K

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Chemical symbol for chlorine?

Cl

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Chemical symbol for magnesium?

Mg

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Chemical symbol for calcium?

Ca

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Chemical symbol for phosphorus?

P

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Chemical symbol for sulphur?

S

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Chemical symbol for iron!

Fe

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Chemical symbol for iodine?

I

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Numbers 0-6 on the ph scale are what?

Acidic

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Number 7 on the ph scale is?

Neutral

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Numbers 8-14 on the ph scale are what?

Alkaline

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What does more H do to the ph scale?

Makes it more acidic.

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What is the pH of blood plasma?

7.35 - 7.45

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What is the symbol for mercury?

Hg

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What is bp measured in?

mmHg / mm of mercury