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Gibbs Free Energy and Homeostasis

APBIO-DFV84E

In order to maintain homeostatic conditions, living organisms must have a constant input of energy as measured by the function of Gibbs free energy.

Which of the following strategies will jeopardize maintenance of homeostatic conditions?

A

Spend energy to import energy-rich reactants.

B

Spend energy to export energy-poor products.

C

Place the organism in a closed system in order to achieve equilibrium.

D

Link metabolic reactions into a sequential pathway.