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Endergonic vs. Exergonic Reactions - Bio CH 5.11

Exam 2
exergonic reaction
a chemical reaction that releases energy
cellular respiration is an
exergonic reaction
endergonic reactions
yield products that are rich in potential energy
energy inward
photosynthesis is an
endergonic reaction
the total of an organisms chemical reactions
metabolic pathway
series of chemical reactions that either build a complex molecule or breaks down a complex molecule into simpler compounds
energy coupling
the use of energy released from exergonic reactions to drive essential endergonic reactions (crucial ability of all cells)