Energy and reactions

First law of thermodynamics lifes challenge transform

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Unformatted text preview: e 144) Efficiency is the thing for organisms! First Law of Thermodynamics • Life’s challenge – transform available energy into useful forms at the right places and at the right times www.wildnetafrica.com 2nd Law of Thermodynamics: energy transformation increases the disorder (entropy) in the system Fig 8.3 Dr. Higgins magnonel.guild.net/~schwern/talks/ Refactoring/slides/slide007.html Energy and Evolution Energy All organisms require a source of All useable energy to combat useable entropy and maintain an ordered system. ordered Define: useable in this context Define: in Fig 8.2 Energy: Energy: potential & kinetic kinetic When you put energy into a molecule, some of the energy is absorbed by the ele...
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