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The Chemistry of Living Quiz

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Just about everyone has heard of haemoglobin, which is the compound in our blood that makes it red. What is the "haeme" portion of the molecule best described as?

  • A Metal Complex
  • A Chemical Complex
  • A Physical Complex
  • A Compound Complex

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Proteins are biological polymers that play all sorts of roles within our bodies. Haemoglobin is a protein, as are insulin and keratin. What is the general building block common to all proteins?

  • Pubber Acids
  • Amino Acids
  • Chemical Acids
  • Small Acids

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Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and other sugars, which are in turn degraded further in preparation for entry into the citric acid cycle. The citric acid cycle produces energy and what gas?

  • Sulphur
  • Oxygen
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Copper

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Our stomach plays an important part in the digestion process. What is the name of the acid present in our stomach used for digestion?

  • Planton Acid
  • Oxygen Acid
  • Copper Acid
  • Hydrochloric acid

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Protein molecules are extremely large and as a consequence need more to hold them in a particular shape.This is often accomplished by forming a special kind of bridge using two atoms of which element?

  • Sulphur
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Hydrogen

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Beta-carotene, the pigment that gives carrots their orange colour, is an important source of which vitamin that helps us see?

  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C

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If you happen to ingest a small amount of something toxic, which of the following is the most likely way your body will try to reduce its toxic effect on you?

  • It is dangerous to use
  • It may effect you
  • It will oxidise the toxic substance
  • It will cause a toxic problem for health

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James Watson and Francis Crick proposed that DNA's structure is that of a double helix. What is the form of bonding that enables this double helix to be formed?

  • Ionic Bonding
  • Dispersion Forces
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Hydrogen Bonding