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Answer to Question #90717 in Cell Biology for Ahmad ahmad

Question #90717
What is the definition of "nutrients"?

Choices are:
Nutrients are the heat, light, and ultraviolet rays that reach Earth, which are utilized in chemical reactions to power life

Nutrients are atoms and molecules that organisms obtain from their living or nonliving environment and that are required for survival.

Nutrients are the pigment molecules that absorb specific wavelengths of sunlight, which subsequently store energy in chemical bonds.

Nutrients are molecules that collect and store energy
Expert's answer

The definition of nutrients is

Nutrients are atoms and molecules that organisms obtain from their living or nonliving environment and that are required for survival. 

Nutrient is a substance used by an organism to grow, survive and reproduce. There are six major nutrients which are used by the living organisms to provide energy, building blocks for repair and growth and substances necessary to regulate chemical processes are carbohydrate, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Carbohydrate is made up of carbon hydrogen and oxygen, protein is made up of amino acids so it can be concluded as biomolecules as these are formed of different atoms. 

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