1. Course Introduction
3. Genetics and Evolution
4. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
5. Cell and Organismal Biology
6. Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
7. Structure and Properties of Matter
8. Science II — Course Survey
2. Atoms and Isotopes
3. Atoms, Molecules, Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
4. States of Matter
5. Physical Properties of Matter
6. Unique Physical Properties of Chemical Substances
7. Chemical Changes
8. Acids and Bases
9. The Periodic Table
10. Position in the Periodic Table
11. Organic and Inorganic Compounds
12. The Role of Carbon
Science Subtest II
Structure and Properties of Matter
The Role of Carbon
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Diagnostic Question 1
46. What makes carbon so special that it plays the central role in the function of biological systems?
Carbon can regulate the temperature in biological systems.
Carbon can transport oxygen throughout the biological system.
Carbon can form a large number of compounds by making bonds with other atoms.
Carbon is a metalloid with both metallic and nonmetallic properties.