Why did life choose calcium?
Are there any theories about why life ended up choosing calcium as the non-organic mineral from which its skeletons are built from? As far as skeletons go, wouldn't choosing metals like iron, aluminum, etc. have been a stronger choice?
- nineteenthlyLv 75 months agoFavourite answer
Calcium ions are more water-soluble and abundant.
- DixonLv 75 months ago
My theory is calcium was available and it works. Aluminum is common but not easy to chemically isolate. And basically iron oxides.
- Ender772Lv 75 months ago
life the old saying goes...if you have lemons, make lemonade..i dont think it chose to do anything...it just happened this way. and it could have happened a million different ways