Ch 4: Energy Changes in Biochemical Reactions

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Energy Changes in Biochemical Reactions - Chapter Summary

Included in this chapter on energy changes in biochemical reactions is a balanced chemical equation for photosynthesis. You will also learn about the enthalpy difference between cellular respiration. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the chemical equation for cellular respiration
  • Identify the reactants in the equation for cellular respiration
  • Describe energy transfer in cells
  • Provide examples of redox reactions and electron carriers in cellular respiration
  • Discuss photosynthesis as an endothermic process
  • Explain the Calvin-Benson cycle

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6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Energy Changes in Biochemical Reactions
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What Is the Chemical Equation for Cellular Respiration?

1. What Is the Chemical Equation for Cellular Respiration?

This lesson will go over the basics of cellular respiration and its chemical equation, discussing how this equation can be balanced and what its reactants and products are.

What Are the Reactants in the Equation for Cellular Respiration?

2. What Are the Reactants in the Equation for Cellular Respiration?

Why must we breathe and eat in order to stay alive? Most people know that we have to, but have you ever wondered why? This lesson investigates this through an introduction into cellular respiration.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

3. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.

Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples

4. Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples

Redox reactions play an important role in cellular respiration. In this lesson, you will see how NAD and FAD are used as electron carriers to temporarily store energy during cellular respiration.

Balanced Chemical Equation for Photosynthesis

5. Balanced Chemical Equation for Photosynthesis

This lesson will go over the basics of photosynthesis and its chemical reaction, explaining how the chemical equation is formed and how it can be balanced.

Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

6. Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

Photosynthesis starts out using the energy from sunlight to get things started, but it ends with the dark reactions, which don't need sunshine to complete sugar production. In the Calvin cycle, ATP and NADPH from the light reactions are used to produce sugars.

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