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1

What is an inorganic compound?

An inorganic compound is any compound that lacks a carbon atom

2

What is an organic compound?

An organic compound is generally any chemical compound that contains carbon.

3

What is water needed for in living organisms? (7)

-Solvent
-Reagent for biochemical reactions
-Transport medium
-Reproduction
-Provides body form and shape
-Lubricant
-Thermoregulation

4

What is iron needed for?

Transport of oxygen in the body (hemoglobin)

5

What does an iron deficiency cause? (4)

-Anemia
-Tiredness
-Weakness
-Headaches

6

What is Calcium needed for? (3)

-Development of strong bones and teeth
-Necessary for clotting of blood
-Role in conducting nerve impulses

7

What does a calcium deficiency cause? (3)

-Rickets
-Osteoporosis
-Ineffective blood clotting

8

What is potassium needed for? (3)

-Muscle Relaxation
-Correct functioning of the nervous system
-Maintaining the body's water balance

9

What does a potassium deficiency cause?

Irregular heartbeat

10

Which foods are high in potassium? (3)

Fruits
Vegetables
Grain

11

What is magnesium needed for? (3)

-Muscle functioning
-Conducting nerve impulses
-Cofactor for enzymes

12

What does a magnesium deficiency cause? (4)

-Muscle spasms
-Insomnia
-Constipation
-High blood pressure

13

What foods are high in magnesium? (5)

-Wheat
-Nuts
-Raisins
-Yeast
-Almonds

14

What foods are high in iron?

-Green vegatbales
-Lentils and beans
-Grains
-Nuts and seeds

15

What foods are high in calcium? (5)

-Dairy products
-Green leafy vegetables
-Bread
-Fish
-Nuts,lentils beans