6-423-08ThermoCat

6-423-08ThermoCat - 1 Photosynthetic Organisms:...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Photosynthetic Organisms: Light-> ATP Organisms must live by the rules: 1st Law: Energy is conserved 2nd law: Entropy increases NONPhotosynthetic Organisms: Food -> ATP ATP--> negative G, exergonic <-- positive G, endergonic G = H - T S 2 H = Enthalpy = heat of the system H negative (release of heat) is favorable S = Entropy = randomness of the system S positive (more disorder) is favorable G = H - T S Either release of heat ( H is negative) or Increase in randomness ( S is positive) Tend to make G negative and therefore spontaneous. (T = absolute temperature) 2 H = Enthalpy = heat of the system H negative (release of heat) is favorable S = Entropy = randomness of the system S positive (more disorder) is favorable G = H - T S Either release of heat ( H is negative) or Increase in randomness ( S is positive) Tend to make G negative and therefore spontaneous....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course BIOCHEM 423 taught by Professor Osgood during the Spring '08 term at New Mexico.

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6-423-08ThermoCat - 1 Photosynthetic Organisms:...

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