human elemental composition

Andrew Wagner afwagner at STUDENTS.WISC.EDU
Wed Aug 30 15:58:52 EST 1995


>Can anyone indicate what is the elemental composition of an average human  
>being.  I assume the principal elements are Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen and  
>Hydrogen and traces of mineral salt elements. But I do not know in what  
>percents.  I assume the highest would be O since we are made mainly of  
>water (H2O).  Would someone have numbers on that or be able to indicate  
>where I could find them. Thank you.  
>
>Anthony.

Not knowing the exact concentrations, by looking at the structure of H*2*O,
you see that there is already twice as many H's as there are O's.  Also
with all of the hydrocarbons and CH4's, it must be Hydrogen.
Andy

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