exergonic reaction

exergonic reaction
A reaction that spontaneously goes to completion as written; the standard free energy change is negative, and the equilibrium constant is greater than one.

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  • Exergonic reaction — An exergonic reaction is a chemical reaction that involves a net release of free energy is a chemical reaction where the variation of Gibbs free energy is negative [IUPAC Gold Book definition [http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/E02262.pdf#search=… …   Wikipedia

  • Exergonic — means to release energy in the form of work. Its etymology stems from the suffix ergonic , as derived from the Greek root ergon meaning work, combined with the Greek prefix ex meaning out of . By thermodynamic standards, work, a form of energy,… …   Wikipedia

  • exergonic — [ek΄sər gän′ik] adj. of or having to do with a biochemical reaction that releases energy, as respiration or catabolism: opposed to ENDERGONIC …   English World dictionary

  • exergonic — 1. Referring to a chemical reaction that takes place with a negative charge in Gibbs free energy. Cf.:endergonic. 2. Any process that can produce work. [exo + G. ergon, work] * * * ex·er·gon·ic .ek (.)sər gän ik …   Medical dictionary

  • exergonic — adjective Etymology: exo + Greek ergon work more at work Date: 1940 exothermic < an exergonic biochemical reaction > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exergonic — /ek seuhr gon ik/, adj. Biochem. (of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy. Cf. endergonic. [1935 40; EX 3 + Gk érgon WORK + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • exergonic — ex•er•gon•ic [[t]ˌɛk sərˈgɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. biochem. (of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy • Etymology: 1935–40; ex III+ Gk érgon work+ ic …   From formal English to slang

  • exergonic — /ɛksəˈgɒnɪk/ (say eksuh gonik) adjective (of a biochemical reaction) producing energy. Compare endergonic. {ex 2 + Greek ergon work + ic} …  

  • Endergonic reaction — In chemical thermodynamics, an endergonic reaction (also called an unfavorable reaction or a nonspontaneous reaction) is a chemical reaction in which the standard change in free energy is positive, and energy is absorbed. In layman s terms the… …   Wikipedia

  • Exothermic reaction — An exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction that releases heat. It is the opposite of an endothermic reaction. Expressed in a chemical equation::reactants → products + energyOverviewAn exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction accompanied by… …   Wikipedia

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