Metabolism is the sum of all chemical reactions within a living organism. Catabolism (exergonic) is the breakdown of complex organic compounds into simpler ones. Anabolism (endergonic) is the building of complex organic molecules from simpler ones.
Write the equation for respiration and fermentation. Know which uses oxygen.
_____ C6H12O6+O2-->CO2+H2O+ATP. Oxygen is used.
_____ glucose --> ethanol+CO2+ATP.
_____ uses oxygen_____ does not use oxygen, but could if necessary.
Describe the function of an enzyme and be able to write an equation and draw a diagram showing how it works.
The crucial function of enzymes is to speed up biochemical reactions at a temperature that is compatible with the normal functioning of the cell.