Which Way Is That System Going? The Gibbs Free Energy
Thermodynamics is the accounting process for keeping track of the ebbs and flows of energy, matter, and order in a system. Life depends on energy and is characterized by change and order. We use thermodynamic measures extensively in the study of biological systems for these reasons. Biological energy resource management includes defining energy: sources, acquisition, transformation, storage, and distribution. Because energy and biology are so closely related to energy and thermodynamics, we will use the example of biological energy management to consolidate our discussions of thermodynamics.
KeywordsFree Energy Gibbs Free Energy Electron Transport Chain Free Energy Change Proton Gradient
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