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Slate industry in Wales

Slate industry in Wales , Wales, about 1910. The slate industry in Wales began during the Roman period when slate was used to roof the fort at Segontium , now Caernarfon . The slate industry grew slowly until the early 18th century, then expanded rapidly until the late 19th century, at which t more

Metabolism

Metabolism adenosine triphosphate , a central intermediate in energy metabolism. Metabolism is the set of chemical reaction s that occur in living organism s in order to maintain life . These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environme more

Acetic acid

Acetic acid Acetic acid, also known as ethanoic acid, is an organic chemical compound best recognized for giving vinegar its sour taste and pungent smell. Its structural formula is represented as CH3COOH. Pure, water -free acetic acid (glacial acetic acid) is a colourless liquid that attracts more

DNA

DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms . The main role of DNA molecule s is the long-term storage of information . DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, since it cont more

Enzyme

Enzyme of the enzyme TIM , surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. TIM is an extremely efficient enzyme involved in the process that converts sugar s to energy in the body. Enzymes are protein s that catalyze (i.e. accelerate ) chemical reaction s. In enzymatic reactions, the molec more

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