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  • one year ago

Name a trace element and tell why it is considered so. I can name one, iron, but i need help with why it is considered one.

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  1. anonymous
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  2. aaronq
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    Can you define what they mean by "trace"?

  3. anonymous
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    Sorry no that's where my trouble is.

  4. aaronq
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    "trace" just means "very small amounts"

  5. anonymous
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    Ok

  6. anonymous
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    So it's called a trace element because there's a small amount of it? Or am i missing something

  7. aaronq
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    yep, well the body requires a small amount of it. I'm actually not entirely sure if Fe falls under the trace category. "4 to 5 grams of iron in their bodies. Of this, about 2.5 g is contained in the hemoglobin" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_iron_metabolism Why dont you use something else, like molybdenum? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_of_the_human_body

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    Ok thanks for the help! :)

  9. aaronq
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    no problem!

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