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Connecting Concepts: Cell Biology/Thermodynamics 3: ATP

Students solve a mystery: where does ATP’s energy go in the glutamine synthetase reaction? Students will: 1) “interview” molecules to learn how ATP’s energy was released and absorbed in the ATP-coupled reaction; 2) reconstruct events leading to and from a high energy reaction intermediate; and 3) identify which molecules (reactants, products, enzyme) got some of ATP’s energy.... Show More


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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Retired Faculty)
9 years ago

Part three of five interactive exercises that investigate the role of thermodynamics in cell activity. Illustrates ATP cycle and its importance in cells. This is a vital and not easily understood concept.  Very well written and well organized. Requires students to draw conclusions from information presennted.

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Time spent reviewing site: 1/2 hour