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What term is used to describe the transfer of free energy from catabolic pathways to anabolic pathways?

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Feb 18, 2021

Energy coupling is an exergonic process that may occur when energy is produced by one system. The energy that is produced will then be used for another type of system. Energy coupling is important because this will ensure that energy will be transformed into an endergonic form. This means that heat will not get lost during the whole process.

There should be a mutual intermediate before coupling can properly take place. Take note that ATP is going to be important for the whole process to occur because ATP is the primary energy−supplying molecule for different living cells.

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Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood
Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Feb 16, 2021

Energy coupling is the term that is used to describe the transfer of free energy from catabolic pathways to anabolic pathways. Energy coupling happens when the energy that is produced in one reaction is used in another reaction. There are two types of reactions that happen with energy coupling.

There is an endergonic reaction. This reaction occurs when heat or energy is absorbed from the environment. There is also exergonic. This type of reaction releases heat from the environment.

Energy coupling is apart of the ATP compound. ATP stands for Adenosine Triphosphate. It is a compound that is organic and it has its own cycle.

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E. Dixon

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E. Dixon

Answered Feb 12, 2021

The correct answer to this question is Energy coupling. This action is when energy is produced by a reaction or a system that is used for the purpose of driving another reaction or another system. It is also defined as the transfer from energy between catabolism to anabolism.

It is also defined as a transfer of energy from two processes, which are exergonic to endergonic. The energy that is coupled is ATP. This process is important because it is important in taking energy and converting it into endergonic. In the end, the energy is kept in the system. It is not removed as heat.

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S. Hughes

S. Hughes

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S. Hughes

Answered Feb 12, 2021

The term that describes the transfer of free energy from catabolic pathways to anabolic pathways is known as energy coupling. It is important to note that chemical reactions behave in different ways. While some produce energy, other chemical reactions require energy to take place.

That said, catabolic pathways are the ones that produce energy, while anabolic pathways are the ones that require energy. However, the concept of energy coupling ensures the transfer of free energy produced during a catabolic reaction to an anabolic reaction.

That means you are using the energy produced by a system to facilitate another reaction that needs the energy. Due to the nature of this reaction, ATP is needed to boost the reaction. Energy coupling also facilitates some reactions in living organisms. For instance, living organisms use the ATP produced during catabolic reactions to fuel certain anabolic chemical reactions.

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Feb 12, 2021

The process of making and breaking down carbohydrate molecules illustrate two types of the metabolic pathway is a step-by-step series of metabolic intercedes, ultimately producing a final product. One metabolic pathway for carbohydrates breaks large molecules down into glucose.

Another metabolic pathway might build glucose into a large carbohydrate molecule for storage. The first of these developments necessitate energy and is referred to as anabolic. The second process delivers energy and is referred to as catabolic.

Metabolism is comprised of two opposite pathways: anabolism and catabolism. Other examples include producing large proteins from amino acids, building blocks, and the fusion of new DNA strands from the nucleic acid. Energy is required by ATP and other high-energy molecules such as NADH and NADPH.

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heathre

heathre

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Answered May 20, 2019

Energy coupling
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