redoxtherm - Oxidation-Reduction important reaction type in...

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Oxidation-Reduction important reaction type in biochemistry Electron transfer reaction many different types of reactions Oxidation and reduction have to occur simultaneously
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Definitions Reduction Gaining of electrons Loss of oxygen Gaining of Hydrogen Oxidation Loss of electrons Gaining of oxygen Loss of Hydrogen
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Loss of electrons/Gaining of electrons
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Loss of electrons/Gaining of electrons Which species is being oxidized? Which species is being reduced? Importance of this reaction? One step in gluconeogenesis (formation of glucose) The reverse reaction occurs when vigorously contracting muscles function under low oxygen conditions
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Thermodynamics Study of energy Important to understanding biochemistry Two key terms: Enthalpy H : Heat of reaction at constant pressure Endothermic: Require heat + H Exothermic: Releases heat - H Change in Entropy S : Change in Randomness
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First Law of Thermodynamics Energy is conserved during the course of a
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