ch8 - An Introduction to Metabolism Chapter 8 Objectives...

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An Introduction to Metabolism Chapter 8 Objectives Explain how the nature of energy transformations is guided by the two laws of thermodynamics Distinguish between endergonic and exergonic reactions Describe how ATP functions as the universal energy shuttle in cells Describe the structure of enzyme-substrate interactions and how enzymes catalyze biological reactions Introduction Characteristics of organisms are all the end-products of the chemical reactions that occur in their cells Chemical reactions carried out for the purpose of energy transformation Energy-The Capacity to do Work Energy is described and measured by how it affects matter Two types of energy: kinetic- _______energy of motion__________ potential-_stored capacity to do work Laws of Energy Conservation Thermodynamics-study of energy transformations Two laws govern energy transformation: ___First law__ (energy conservation) total amount of energy in universe is constant
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