Endergonic and exergonic free energy reaction profiles?

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Leila_Shamir_3J
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Endergonic and exergonic free energy reaction profiles?

Postby Leila_Shamir_3J » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:11 pm

How would the reaction profiles be different for an endergonic and an exergonic reaction?

MichelleCarter_1F
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Re: Endergonic and exergonic free energy reaction profiles?

Postby MichelleCarter_1F » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:21 pm

For an endergonic reaction, the reaction is not spontaneous, so energy is taken in. Thus, the energy of the products would be higher than the reactants. For an exergonic reaction, energy is released and thus the products have lower energy than the reactants.
also see this cool Khan Academy diagram on the page called "Free energy": https://www.khanacademy.org/science/bio ... ree-energy

melissa carey 1f
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Re: Endergonic and exergonic free energy reaction profiles?

Postby melissa carey 1f » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:39 pm

I believe these terms are used to refer to the same reactions as exothermic and endothermic.


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