Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.2 Properties of Water - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 56: 11



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Option a. is incorrect. Salts are a product of the reaction between an acid and a base. Option c. is incorrect. Bases produce hydroxide ions in solution. Option d. is incorrect. A polymer is a substance composed of units called monomers. Examples of polymers are starch, cellulose, nucleic acids, and proteins. Option b. is correct. An acid dissociates in solution to produce hydrogen ions.
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