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first law of thermodynamics
energy is neither created nor destroyed, but may be converted from one form to another
second law of thermodynamics
when energy is changed from one form to another, some useful energy is always degraded into lower quality energy, usually heat
organisms that use energy from sunlight or inorganic substances to make organic compounds
the anabolic process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches
the catabolic process whereby certain organisms obtain energy by breaking down organic molecules
adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
One of the principal chemical compounds that living things use to store and release energy
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