Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 8 - Test Your Understanding - Level 1 - Knowledge/Comprehension - Page 163: 3



Work Step by Step

B is the only one of the four choices which shows an increase in entropy (disorder) and which would liberate lots of free energy since it is the equation for cellular respiration. C is the opposite of this, and similarly D involves making a polymer from monomers, a large decrease in entropy. A involves the synthesis of ATP, which contains a large store of free energy, a very non-spontaneous process.
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