Lecture 3 - Chemical Equilibrium and Thermodynamics Life...

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Chemical Equilibrium and Thermodynamics Life Sciences 1a Fall 2016 Dan Kahne Movement is a defining characteristic of living systems. To move anything large or small takes work, which requires energy. We need to learn how to study movement of energy and how energy produces movement
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1. that living systems require energy; some reactions in the cell release energy and others require it. 2. that at equilibrium the concentrations of products and reactants don t change. 3. that an equilibrium constant tells us whether the reactants or the products are more stable. From the lecture Pre-Game you should have learned…
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1. Why do reactions “go”? 2. What does the cell do when reactions don’t want to “go”? Lectures 3 & 4: Chemical Equilibrium and Thermodynamics Fact : A cell is dead if it reaches equilibrium.
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