Course: Science Subtest II
Lesson: Structure and Properties of Matter
Topic: The Role of Carbon      Page 1 of 11  

Diagnostic Question 1

46. What makes carbon so special that it plays the central role in the function of biological systems?

ACarbon can regulate the temperature in biological systems.
BCarbon can transport oxygen throughout the biological system.
CCarbon can form a large number of compounds by making bonds with other atoms.
DCarbon is a metalloid with both metallic and nonmetallic properties.