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Biotic and abiotic compounds

  1. Jun 9, 2009 #1
    I’m working with some samples in a soil lab and have been asked to propose a hypothesis about the difference between a sample with life in it and a sample with no life in it. I have searched the literature but there is no straight-forward answer to this that I have seen.

    I think there are some compounds which are only formed from organic processes and others which are only formed from inorganic processes. So I think this is a starting point. But I don’t know what those processes and compounds are.

    Can someone give me a shove in the right direction?
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