Flashcards in Inorganic Compounds Deck (15)
What is an inorganic compound?
An inorganic compound is any compound that lacks a carbon atom
What is an organic compound?
An organic compound is generally any chemical compound that contains carbon.
What is water needed for in living organisms? (7)
-Reagent for biochemical reactions
-Provides body form and shape
What is iron needed for?
Transport of oxygen in the body (hemoglobin)
What does an iron deficiency cause? (4)
What is Calcium needed for? (3)
-Development of strong bones and teeth
-Necessary for clotting of blood
-Role in conducting nerve impulses
What does a calcium deficiency cause? (3)
-Ineffective blood clotting
What is potassium needed for? (3)
-Correct functioning of the nervous system
-Maintaining the body's water balance
What does a potassium deficiency cause?
Which foods are high in potassium? (3)
What is magnesium needed for? (3)
-Conducting nerve impulses
-Cofactor for enzymes
What does a magnesium deficiency cause? (4)
-High blood pressure
What foods are high in magnesium? (5)
What foods are high in iron?
-Lentils and beans
-Nuts and seeds