SPARKS OF LIFE

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Elec­trolytes are es­sen­tial min­er­als that take part in most of the elec­tro­chem­i­cal pro­cesses that sus­tain life. They share sev­eral chem­i­cal prop­er­ties: When dried, they com­bine into crys­talline salts, but when placed into so­lu­tions, they dis­solve easily into the pure forms. Also, when in solution, the atoms carry a charge, ei­ther pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive. All are lost in prodi­gious quan­ti­ties when a horse sweats and must be re­plen­ished. Grass, hay and grains con­tain am­ple amounts of most elec­trolytes---with two ex­cep­tions that must come from an­other source. Which two elec­trolytes are these feeds miss­ing? a. phos­phate and calcium b. sodium and chlo­ride c. bi­car­bon­ate and mag­ne­sium d. potas­sium and calcium

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