BioE101 Homework 2 - The arrows show which are...

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Name: Homework 2 Imagine that you just ate an orange. You are now converting the glucose in the orange into energy that your body will use to create a protein. The following figure describes this process in general terms. 1. The four blue arrows labeled A-D represent chemical reactions. Which arrows represent catabolic reactions? Which arrows represent anabolic reactions? Explain your answer. (5 points) B & D represent catabolic reactions, while A & C represent anabolic reactions. This is because catabolic are an increase of energy, while anabolic are a decrease.
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Unformatted text preview: The arrows show which are increasing/decreasing because it has a scale on the left of the chart. 2. What special type of proteins catalyze these chemical reactions? (2 points) Enzymes 3. The ATP created in this figure is at a lower energy content level than the glucose molecule that provided the energy to create it. Where did the extra energy go? (3 points) The reaction is not 100 percent efficient, so it loses some of its energy in the form of thermal energy. This is what keeps our bodies warm. B A D C...
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