sexual- needs another parent or species to reproduct with through copulation
Many of the substances we use everyday were actually once part of a mixture. Someone somewhere separated that substance from the mixture so we could use it. It turns out that many compounds and elements aren't found in nature in their pure form, but are found as parts of mixtures. Separating substances from mixtures is an important part of chemistry and modern industry.
Some important chemistry terms are used in this section including mixtures, suspensions, and solutions. You can click on the links to learn more about each of them.
Why do we want to separate mixtures?
All the way back to Ancient History, industrious humans have separated mixtures in order to obtain the specific substances that they need. One example of this is extracting metal from ore in order to make tools and weapons. We'll discuss some other examples of separation below.
The way in which different substances in a mixture are separated is called a process. There are a number of different processes used for separation. Many of them are very complex and involve dangerous chemicals or high temperatures. A lot of important industries in the world today are based on separation processes.
In general, biotic factors are the living components of an ecosystem and are sorted into three groups: producers or autotrophs, consumers or heterotrophs, and decomposers or detritivores.'
(Remember,biotic means -of,relating to or caused by living organims.
Abiotic means- physical rather than biogical,not derived by living organisms)