Biology as Poetry: Chemistry

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Chemical Energy

The potential for the bonds associated with a compound to be harnessed, once broken, to perform work.

See energy in bonds and exergonic reaction. By contrast, chemical energy is placed into chemical bonds in the course of endergonic reactions.

Catabolic reactions liberate chemical energy whereas the end products of anabolic reactions store chemical energy.

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