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How is carbon significant to a living organism?
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Yes. Carbon is present in all living matter in combination with hydrogen and oxygen.
Carbon can form many types of molecules with covalent bonds.
Able to form strong chemical bonds and multiple bonds. "Carbon is the main constituent of all living cells. It has chemical properties that make it the most important biologi…cal element. For instance, it forms strong chemical bonds and can form single bonds with up to four other atoms. It can bond to itself. It can also form double and triple bonds. Carbon is one of the only elements, because of its bonding properties, that can create long chain-shaped molecules or ring shaped molecules. These carbon rings and chains form the basis for the fats (fatty acid chains), carbohydrates, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), and proteins that serve as the basis of life. (Although elements, such as oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and others are also needed). The study of carbon molecules is called organic chemistry, and there is a subset, biochemistry, that deals with the carbon molecules in living organisms. Even outside of the realm of biological life, carbon is important, especially to industry. Carbon is a critical component of fuel, such as gasoline or coal. Diamond (pure carbon) is used for drills as well as jewelry, and graphite, another form of carbon, is used in pencils. Scientists are in the process of using carbon to make nanotubes and other compounds that can be used in computers, bullet-proof armor, and other high-tech uses."
Producers take in carbon dioxide from the air, and consumers eat the producers.
Carbon gets transferred from living organisms to the atmosphere through respiration this is when plants and animals give off carbon dioxide this is part of the carbon cycle. … Respiration rises Animal
The carbon comes from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Plants and other photosynthetic organisms use water and CO2 to produce sugars which are then consumed by other organism…s in a food web.
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Plants need carbon for photosynthesis which later produces oxygen by breaking down water molecules. The oxygen released allows for the respiratory system in animals to functio…n. So the carbon cycle allows for all organisms to live and thus is VERY important for the natural balance of things to remain and have a constant homeostasis.
Living organisms need a supply of carbon for survival. Carbon is very useful in organisms and is helps the body to generate more cells.
Carbon enters living things through photosynthesis because producers (plants and other photosynthesizing organisms) use carbon dioxide to produce carbohydrates and the compoun…ds needed to form their structures. First order consumers eat the plants which gives the carbon to them, and then other consumers eat them, and so on. Then through decomposition, it is given to the soil, then the plants, and it all repeats itself.
Hydrogen and Oxygen are essential for life because of the tasks they preform. Hydrogen, which is taken in through H2O as well as H2, is used for the transfer… of energy for many vital systems. Oxygen is used for much of the same thing; transferring sugars to muscle fibers and vital organs.
Almost all living matter is made up of complex Hydrocarbon Chains. Examples could include fat, carbohydrates (glucose/starch) and almost anything else.
It is called organic compounds (made from living organisms, or used to be). It was only in the nineteenth century when organic compounds could be made in the laboratory from i…norganic substances (gas, rocks, minerals, etc.)
There are several different processes by which living organisms return carbon to the atmosphere. When animals (or humans, who are technically a kind of animal) metabolize food… to obtain energy, carbon dioxide gas (formula CO2) is produced as a byproduct, which is exhaled into the atmosphere. Methane is also a gas that contains carbon (the formula is CH4) and some kinds of bacteria release methane as a byproduct of their own digestive processes. It could also be pointed out that we human beings, as part of our lives, burn lots of organic substances (such as oil and coal and wood) which release carbon dioxide when they burn - although it is possible in theory to live without doing that.