- 188.8.131.52: What is meant by free energy in organisms?
- 184.108.40.206: How do organisms use chemical energy to do work?
- 220.127.116.11: Discuss the functions and give examples of the living components of...
- 18.104.22.168: Discuss the functions and give examples of the living components of...
- 22.214.171.124: In your own words, state the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
- 126.96.36.199: What are the characteristics of enzymes? Why are enzymes essential ...
- 188.8.131.52: Why is ATP the currency of metabolism?
- 184.108.40.206: How is ATP used as an energy carrier? Give an example.
- 220.127.116.11: What is the relationship among enzymes, energy, and reaction rates?
- 18.104.22.168: Why must most proteins, carbohydrates, and fats be digested?
- 22.214.171.124: Compare and contrast intracellular and extracellular digestion.
- 126.96.36.199: Explain how different organisms obtain food, and relate these metho...
- 188.8.131.52: What would happen to ecosystems if there were no decomposers?
- 184.108.40.206: Figure 2.9 shows an example of entropy and the second law of thermo...
- 220.127.116.11: Organisms lose heat to their environment during metabolism. If this...
- 18.104.22.168: You are part of a scientific team assigned tosample material brough...
- 22.214.171.124: Develop a concept map showing the structure and function of ecosyst...
- 126.96.36.199: How could you determine experimentally the number of kilocalories i...
- 188.8.131.52: The first law of thermodynamics states thatenergy cannot be destroy...
- 184.108.40.206: When ATP breaks down, ADP forms. Does ADP contain energy? Explain. ...
- 220.127.116.11: Explain how synthesis and decomposition reactions are coupled in ce...
- 18.104.22.168: Why do cells use different enzymes to catalyze different reactions?
- 22.214.171.124: How is digestion affected by chewing food well as opposed to swallo...
- 126.96.36.199: How are chemical reactions, chemical bonds, and energy related?
- 188.8.131.52: How does ATP as a universal energy currency relate to the theory of...
- 184.108.40.206: Some of the enzymes in a particular organism are much more abundant...
- 220.127.116.11: Relate what you know about human digestion to stomach and intestina...
- 18.104.22.168: Describe how the first and second laws of thermodynamics might be u...
- 22.214.171.124: Show in a cartoon the role of ATP in a cell.
Solutions for Chapter 2: Energy, Life, and the Biosphere
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
Altitude (of the Sun)
The angle of the Sun above the horizon.
A narrow knifelike ridge separating two adjacent glaciated valleys.
Thousands of small planetlike bodies, ranging in size from a few hundred kilometers to less than a kilometer, whose orbits lie mainly between those of Mars and Jupiter.
A star whose brightness varies periodically because it expands and contracts. A type of pulsating star.
A term used to describe the texture of certain igneous rocks, such as obsidian, that contain no crystals.
A valley formed by the downward displacement of a fault-bounded block.
A system for classifying climates devised by Wladimir Köppen that is based on mean monthly and annual values of temperature and precipitation.
An eclipse of the Moon.
Any portion of a meteoroid that survives its traverse through Earth’s atmosphere and strikes Earth’s surface.
A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.
A flat area on the floor of an undrained desert basin. Following heavy rain, the playa becomes a lake.
Fog resulting from radiation heat loss by Earth.
A mechanical weathering process characterized by the splitting-off of slablike sheets of rock.
A mechanism that contributes to plate motion in which cool, dense oceanic crust sinks into the mantle and “pulls” the trailing lithosphere along.
A flattened, rotating galaxy with pinwheel-like arms of interstellar material and young stars winding out from its nucleus.
Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.
A climate found north of the humid continental climate and south of the polar climate and characterized by bitterly cold winters and short, cool summers. Places within this climatic realm experience the highest annual temperature ranges on Earth.
A flat, benchlike structure produced by a stream, which was left elevated as the stream cut downward.
Turbidity current deposit characterized by graded bedding.
A bench or shelf in the bedrock at sea level, cut by wave erosion.