ATP example

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Clarissa Nava 3H
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ATP example

Postby Clarissa Nava 3H » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:04 am

why is the hydrolysis of a chemical negative ?

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Re: ATP example

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:36 am

The hydrolysis of every chemical is not necessarily negative but for ATP in particular when you’re breaking a bond a lot of energy is released because that bond was very unstable.

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Re: ATP example

Postby Cade Okohira 4K » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:43 pm

Hydrolysis is a catabolic reaction, in which large molecules are broken down into smaller ones. Thus, a fair amount of energy is released and the reaction is endergonic.

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Re: ATP example

Postby MariahClark 2F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:28 pm

Wouldn’t the reaction be exergonic since it’s giving off energy and not requiring it?

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