|Question| Living organisms are composed of millions of organic compounds, each having a unique structure. What element is responsible for this huge diversity of molecules? Describe the diversity of structures that can be formed and the properties of this element that allow this diversity of form to occur.--
|Answer| Carbon. Carbon is needed to form important compounds which are essential to living organisms.

This is all I have so far, if someone could tell me in a non-confusing way what I'm missing and possibly provide a few examples that'd be great! :)


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  1. carbon forms the "backbone" of organic compounds because it can bond to itself and form polymer chains

    carbohydrates, proteins, fats ... all carbon based ... and the basis of life

    there should be plenty of specific examples in your course materials ... or wikipedia

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