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What is a biochemical process?
Chemical reactions that are connected in an overall function or process.
Biochemical process examples
What is metabolism
The sum of all biochemical processes in an organisms
Breaking down biological molecules for energy or raw materials
building up of biological molecules from precursor molecules(Requires energy)
Does our metabolism change throughout our lifetime?
biochemical pathway used by green plants and cyanobacteria to generate food from sunlight.
biochemical pathway used by aerobic (need oxygen) organisms to break down glucose into carbon dioxide and water and generates 36 - 38 ATP.
biochemical pathway used by anaerobic (do not use oxygen) organisms to breakdown glucose using pyruvic acid. Generates 3-5 ATP(Not enough to keep brain cells alive) and any other by-products (often useful).
Reduction reactions (redox): Electron transfer reactions; electrons are moved from one molecule to another generating ions and energy.
What does it mean for an atom or molecule to be oxidized
It is losing an electron
What does it mean for an atom to be reduced
Gains the electron
LEO the lion says GER
Loses electron oxidized Gains electron reduced
What is cellular repiration in comparison to photosynthesis
photosynthesis is making food while cellular respiration is taking whatever biological molecule was made and breaking it down for energy
Does cellular respiration occur in both animal and plant cells?
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