The Chemistry of Life Macor Chidls | AP Bio | 2A

"Now, a living organism is nothing but a wonderful machine endowed with the most marvelous properties and set going by means of the most complex and delicate mechanism" - Claude Bernard

1. Adenosine Triphosphate - a common form in which energy is stored in living systems; consists of a nucleotide (with ribose sugar) with three phosphate groups.
2. 6CO2 + 6H2O ----> C6H12O6 + 6O2 (photosynthesis) - The process in plants that makes glucose from light energy.
3. Krebs Cycle - Where living cells make energy with aerobic respiration. (mitochondria, consumes oxygen and converting ADP to ATP)
4. Calvin Cycle - The chemical reactions that take place in chloroplasts during photosynthesis. Put into 3 stages; 1. Carbon Fixation 2. Reduction 3. Regeneration of RuBP
5. Glycolysis - The breakdown of glucose by enzymes, releasing ATP and pyruvic acid

"We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology" - Jeremy Rifkin

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