Biochemistry pp 221-235 | Cite as


  • J. Stenesh


Broadly speaking, metabolism deals with transformations of substances and transformations of energy. How usable energy is derived from nutrients and how it is used to drive metabolic processes are questions fundamental to understanding the workings of metabolism.


Free Energy Equilibrium Constant Couple Reaction Free Energy Change Acid Anhydride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Stenesh
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  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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