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ender/exergonic , ana/catabolic?

Postby toohot » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:13 am

wats the diff between endergonic/exergonic , anabolic and catabolic?
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Postby thank.darwin » Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:04 am

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Postby Jelanen » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:34 pm

Simply put, exergonic reactions have a net surplus of energy from the bond formation or bond breakage while endergonic reactions require a net input of energy to form or break the bond.

Anabolic reactions are those that create more complex molecules from simpler ones, usually requireing a net input of energy and parts (hydrogen here, methyl there, etc.) while a catabolic reaction breaks down complex molecules with a net release of energy that is usually used for other things.

Hope that helps.
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Postby thank.darwin » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:33 pm

Thank-you for making that more clear Jelanen! :D
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Postby Jelanen » Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:56 pm

My profs drilled into our heads over and over the importance of free energy and its role in bond formation and bond destruction. Very useful information that helps you to understand so much other stuff.
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Postby toohot » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:46 am

hey cool.. thanks alot .. tat helps.
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