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Unformatted text preview: the energy before the conversion is equal to the sum of the energy after the conversion. 2 nd law- Some usable energy dissipates during transformations and is lost. During changes from one form of energy to another, some usable energy dissipates, usually as heat. The amount of usable energy therefore decreases. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) The energy in one glucose molecule is used to produce 36 ATP. ATP has approximately the right amount of energy for most cellular reactions. ATP is produced and used continuously. The entire amount of ATP in an organism is recycled once per minute. Most cells maintain only a few seconds supply of ATP....
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