Of these, 25 are found in living things. As you can see in the pie graph at the left, about 97 percent of your body's mass consists of just four major elements— oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. The six most common elements in living things are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur.
What are the five main elements of life?
The Five Basic Elements in Ancient China
- The Five Basic Elements are Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, and Wood.
- The Five Elements do not only mean Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, and Wood.
- Relationships Between Five Elements.
- There are affinity and enmity relationships between five elements.
What are the six elements?
The acronym CHNOPS is formed from the chemical abbreviations of the six most common elements found in living organisms. These elements are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur. The CHNOPS elements come together to form biomolecules, the molecules found in all of the living organisms on earth.