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Ch. 8 Vocab

energy ability to work
thermodynamics study of the flow and transformation of energy
first law of thermodynamics the idea that energy cannot be created or destroyed
second law of thermodynamics spontaneous increase in disorder, or entropy
metabolism all the chemical reactions in a cell
photosynthesis anabolic pathway that converts energy from the Sun to chemical energy for use by cells
cellular respitory catabolic pathway that breaks down organic molecules
metabolic pathway series of chemical reactions in which the product of one reaction is the substrate for the next reaction
adenosine triphosphate (ATP) biological molecule that provides chemical energy
sunlight source of nearly all energy for life
Created by: emarroquin33