Question 26 - Reading: Level D Practice Test for the TABE Test

Using the information found in the provided passage, match the correct word or term to these definitions.

A. studies the chemistry of living things
B. examines things that do not contain carbon
C. studies things that contain carbon
D. examines plastics and the chemical compounds that make up a variety of plastics, which are made of carbon

Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with chemical elements and compounds and their transformations through chemical reaction. There are several types of chemistry. Analytical chemistry looks at which chemicals are in things. For example, looking at how much arsenic is in food. Organic chemistry looks at things that have carbon in them. For example, making acetylene. Inorganic chemistry looks at things that do not have carbon in them. One example is making an integrated circuit.

A large area of chemistry is polymer chemistry. This looks at plastics. One example is making nylon. Because plastics are made of carbon, polymer chemistry is part of organic chemistry. Another area is biochemistry. This looks at the chemistry of living things. An example would be seeing how arsenic poisons people. Biochemistry is also part of organic chemistry. There are many other small branches of chemistry.

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