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(See chart, page B-7) Which figure depicts an animal cell placed in a solution hypotonic to the cell?

Cell A

According to _____, energy cannot be created or destroyed.

the first law of thermodynamics

After the reverse osmosis system has been operating for 30 minutes, the solution in Tank A would (Check paragraph on page B-5)

be hypertonic to Tank B.

All cells are enclosed by a plasma membrane that is similar in _____ and _____.

structure . . . function

Anything that prevents ATP formation will most likely

result in cell death.

A cell that neither gains nor loses water when it is immersed in a solution is

isotonic to its environment.

Cells acquire LDLs by

receptor-mediated endocytosis.

Certain cells that line the stomach synthesize a digestive enzyme and secrete it into the somach. This enzyme is a protein. Which of the following processes could be responsible for its secretion?


A child is brought to the hospital with a fever of 107oF. Doctors immediately order and ice bath to lower the child's temperature. Which of the following statements offers the most logical explanation for this action?

Elevated body temperatures may denature enzymes. This would interfere with the cell's abilities to catalyze various reactions.

The cholesterol associated with animal cell membranes

helps to stabilize the cell membrane at body temperature.

The energy required to initiate an exergonic reaction is called

the energy of activation.

Facilitated diffusion across a biological membrane requires _____ a moves a substance _____ its concentration gradient.

transport proteins . . . down

The fluid mosaic model describes the plasma membrane as consisting of

individual proteins and phospholipids that can drift in a phospholipid bilayer.

Glucose molecules provide energy to power the swimming motion of sperm. In this example, the sperm are changing

chemical energy into kinetic energy.

Heating inactivates enzymes by

changing the enzyme's three-dimensional shape.

If placed in tap water, an animal cell will undergo lysis, whereas a plant cell will not. What accounts for this difference?

the relative inelasticity and strength of the plant cell wall

In a hypotonic solution, an animal cell will


In the lab, you use a special balloon that is permeable to water but not sucrose to make an "artificial cell." The balloon is filled with a solution of 20% sucrose and 80% water and is immersed in a beaker containing a solution of 40% sucrose and 60% water. The solution in the balloon is _____ relative to the solution in the beaker.


In the lab, you use a special balloon that is permeable to water, but not sucrose, to make an "artificial cell" The balloon is filled with a solution of 20% sucrose and 80% water and is immersed in a beaker containing a solution of 40% sucrose and 60% water. Which of the following will occur?

Water will leave the balloon

In the reaction A = B+C+heat,

the potential energy of the products is less than that of the reactant.

Kinetic energy differs from chemical energy in that

kinetic energy is the energy of a moving object, whereas chemical energy is the potential energy of molecules.

Living systems

decrease their entropy while increasing the entropy of the universe.

The molecules responsible for membrane transport are


Most of a cell's enzymes are


Most of the functions of a cell membrane are performed by


Osmosis can be defined as

the diffusion of water.

Oxygen crosses a plasma membrane by

passive transport.

Phagocytosis is to eating as pinocytosis is to


A plant cell in a hypotonic solution

is turgid.

Plasma membranes are selectively permeable. This means that

the plasma membrane allows some substances to enter or leave a cell more easily than others.

The process of a white blood cell engulfing a bacterium is


Relaying a message from a membrane receptor to a molecule that performs a specific function within a cell is called

signal transduction.

Small, nonpolar, hydrophobic molecules such as fatty acids

easily pass through a membrane's lipid bilayer.

Some protozoans have special organelles called contractile vacuoles that continually eliminate excess water from the cell. The presence of these organelles tells you that the environment

is hypotonic to the protozoan.

A steer must eat at least 100 pounds of grain to gain less than 10 pounds of muscle tissue. This illustrates

the second law of thermodynamics.

Substrates bind to an enzyme's ______ site.


The transfer of a phosphate group to a molecule or compound is called


What is the basic difference between exergonic and endergonic reactions?

Exergonic reactions release energy; endergonic reactions absorb it.

When a cell uses chemical energy to perform work, it couples a(n) ______ reaction with a(n) ______ reaction.

exergonic . . . endergonic

When an enzyme catalyzes a reaction,

it lowers the activation energy of the reaction.

When physicians perform an organ transplant, they choose a donor whose tissues match those of the recipient as closely as possible. Which of the following cell components are being matched?

cell-surface carbohydrates

Which of the following is a coenzyme?

vitamin B6

Which of the following processes can move a solute against its concentration gradient?

Active transport

Which of the following processes could result in the net movement of a substance into a cell, if the substance is more concentrated in the cell than in the surroundings?

Active transport

Which of the following processes is endergonic?

the synthesis of glucose from carbon dioxide and water

Which of the following statements about the ATP molecule is true?

It contains a nitrogenous base molecule called adenine.

Which of the following statements regarding active transport is false?

Active transport is driven by the concentration gradient

Which of the following statements regarding enzyme function is false?

Enzymes are used up in chemical reactions

Which of the following substances could be a cofactor?

a zinc atom

Which of the following substances would have the most trouble crossing a biological membrane by diffusing through the lipid bilayer?


Which of the following will have no effect on the rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction?

net change in energy

Which part of the ATP molecule brakes free of the rest when an ATP molecule is used for energy? (Model page B-10)

Part E (Phosphate; makes it ADP)

You are adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, and being thirsty, drink the surrounding seawater. As a result

your cells lyse, due to the excessive intake of salt.

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