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Harsha 1J
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Exergonic

Postby Harsha 1J » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:19 am

What are some examples of exergonic reactions?

Kaileigh Yang 2I
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Re: Exergonic

Postby Kaileigh Yang 2I » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:48 pm

An example of an exergonic reaction in our body is cellular respiration. In breathing, we are releasing energy into our surroundings. Another example of an exergonic reaction is combustion.

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Re: Exergonic

Postby Matthew Lin 2C » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:52 pm

Other examples of exergonic reactions are most, if not all, catabolic reactions, which are reactions where larger molecules are broken down into smaller molecules. These processes give off heat, meaning they are exergonic.

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Re: Exergonic

Postby Jasmin Tran 1J » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 pm

All exergonic reactions occur spontaneously, meaning that no outside energy is required for them to start. Another common example of an exergonic reaction is mixing sodium and chlorine to make table salt.

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Re: Exergonic

Postby David Minasyan 1C » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:01 pm

Oddly enough, water going from liquid to solid can also be exergonic given that the delta H being negative outweighs the fact that the entropy is decreasing.

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Re: Exergonic  [ENDORSED]

Postby 204932558 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:25 pm

Cellular respiration is an exergonic process. ATP is broken down to ADP and Pi during hydrolysis and energy is released.


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