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Ammonia

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Evidence suggests that early hydrothermal vents would have been rich in ammonia.

This supports the hypothesis that these vents were the origin for biological molecules because

A

ammonia at high heat and pressure is converted into phospholipids.

B

ammonia breaks down carbon monoxide.

C

ammonia is a precursor to proteins and nucleic acids.

D

ammonia reacts with minerals to form oxygen.