Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 4 - 4.1 - Concept Check - Page 58: 2


The result in the control is due to the lack of the energy provided by the discharge. This is an essential part of the reactions leading to the formation of biological molecules, driving the rest of the reactions forward.

Work Step by Step

The key here is to review the energetics of chemical reactions to see how changes in the energy in the different reactants and products makes the reactions go forward.
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