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Can you define the first and second law of thermodynamics?

Energy and Enzymes

  • What is metabolism?
  • What is a metabolic pathway?
  • How does a catabolic pathway differ from an anabolic pathway? How do we define energy?
  • How does potential energy differ from kinetic energy?
  • What different forms can energy take?
  • Can you explain how coupled reactions work as energy flows through a system?
  • Can you define the first and second law of thermodynamics?
  • Why does life seem to be an apparent paradox that violates the second law of thermodynamics?
  • Why does life NOT actually violate the second law of thermodynamics?
  • What is entropy?
  • What role does entropy play in the flow of energy through systems?
  • What is an exergonic reaction?
  • What is an endergonic reaction?
  • Can you describe how ATP couples endergonic and exergonic chemical reactions?
  • What is ‘free energy’ (ΔG)?
  • How do we calculate ΔG?
  • Make sure you are able to define and use the vocabulary terms that are found in the Module 6 Vocabulary Quizlet.