It is said that the elemental composition of living

Question:

It is said that the elemental composition of living organisms and that of

inanimate objects (like earth’s crust) are similar in the sense that all the

major elements are present in both. Then what would be the difference

between these two groups? Choose the correct answer from among the

following:

a. Living organisms have more gold in them than inanimate objects

b. Living organisms have more water in their body than inanimate

objects

c. Living organisms have more carbon, oxygen and hydrogen per

unit mass than inanimate objects.

d. Living organisms have more calcium in them than inanimate

objects.

Solution:

Option (c) Living organisms have more carbon, oxygen and hydrogen per

unit mass than inanimate objects. is the answer.

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