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NAME ___________________________ Discussion Worksheet Metabolism 10-25-06 1. What distinguishes reversible inhibition from irreversible inhibition? Attachment of the inhibitor to the enzyme. Covalent bonding: usually irreversible. Weak bonding: reversible 2. What distinguishes competitive inhibition from noncompetitive inhibition? Where the inhibitor binds to the enzyme. Active site: competitive Elsewhere: noncompetitive (regulatory site) 3. Distinguish between kinetic energy and potential energy. Kinetic: the energy of motion Potential: the energy stored by matter as a result of its location or arrangement 4. What is free energy? The portion of a system’s energy that is available to perform work. 5. How does knowing the G of a reaction allow us to predict if it is spontaneous or not? - G = spontaneous + G = nonspontaneous 6. Describe the differences between an endergonic reaction and an exergonic reaction. Exergonic: energy out, release of free energy, negative G, spontaneous Endergonic: energy in, absorb free energy, positive
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