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any substance that is involved in chemical reactions in living organisms has one.
physiological function
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the measure of the amount of heat energy needed to heat up a particular mass of material through a particular temperature rise
specific heat capacity
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heat-loving, such as volcaneos
thermophilic
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the surrounding environmental gases that are available to organisms
ambient gases
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the gases surrounding the Earth
atmosphere
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the splitting of molecules by light
photolysis
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a gas that absorbs infrared radiation and causes atmospheric heating
greenhouse gas
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the loss of water by evaporation from the stomata of leaves
transpiration
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all living things on Earth
biosphere
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all the water on the Earth found in the three states
hydrosphere
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the relatively hard outer layer of the Earth consisting of the crust and upper layer of the mantle
lithosphere
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the measure of the amount of heat energy needed to heat up a particular mass of material through a particular temperature rise

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specific heat capacity

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heat-loving, such as volcaneos

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the surrounding environmental gases that are available to organisms

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the gases surrounding the Earth

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