Oxygen - One of the six molecules that dominate life. Oxygen is nice but greedy -electronegative. Oxygen is one of the six basic chemicals of life. Six chemicals - carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), sulfur (S) and phosphorus (P) - make up about 98 percent of the weight of people and trees. Without oxygen, normal respiration does not take place.
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See A Touch of Chemistry, SHIGO, 1996)
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Oxygen - All living things require at least 16 essential elements. Carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (CHO) combined make up carbohydrates. The bonds that hold the CHO together are high energy yielding bonds. Carbohydrate is tree food.
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