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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?


Spend energy to import energy-rich reactants.


Spend energy to export energy-poor products.


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


Link metabolic reactions into a sequential pathway.

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