"Energy and Enzymes"

Energy and Enzymes

1. Living systems create order within by creating even more disorder in the outside world.

2. Biochemical reactions are aided by enzymes.

3. So, enzymes catalyze biochemical reactions, not changing the direction of reaction, but speeding up the reactions tremendously! (Remember, free energy changes are functions of concentrations of reactants and products and don't have anything to do with the presence or absence of a catalyst.)

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