Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level 5th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118918401
ISBN 13: 978-1-11891-840-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Chemistry of Life - Exercises - Page 21: 7


a. Decreased Entropy b. Increased Entropy c. Increased Entropy d. Remained the Same

Work Step by Step

a. The equation gets balanced making the reaction orderly. b. Urea is solid in physiological state and once hydrolyzed, it releases gas. c. The solution of $0.5m$ of NaCl has higher entropy as the bar between the two sides does not separate the molecules of Na and Cl. There are more ways to be disordered. d. No energy was released in the conversion of 3-Phosphoglycerate to 2-Phosphoglycerate.
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