BIOL 1107 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Endergonic Reaction, Adenosine Triphosphate, Exergonic Reaction

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The reversible addition and removal of a phosphate group from particular proteins is a central mechanism of intracellular communication in almost all cells. Enzymes are key players in metabolism the biochemical modification and use of organic molecules and energy to support the activities of life. 6. 1 energy, life, and the laws of thermodynamics. Energy can exist in many different forms, including heat, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and radiant energy: all forms of energy can exist in one of two states: kinetic and potential (the sum of these two remains constant). Kinetic energy is the energy of an object because it is in motion. Potential energy is stored energy, the energy an object has because of its location or chemical structure. Chemical energy- the potential energy that can be released in a chemical reaction: chemical energy is stored in the bonds between atoms.

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