high-energy bond


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high-energy bond

[′hī ‚en·ər·jē ′bänd]
(physical chemistry)
Any chemical bond yielding a decrease in free energy of at least 5 kilocalories per mole.
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I especially like the glycolysis animation that discusses high-energy bonds because students not only learn about the process of glycolysis but also about the chemical make-up of the molecules involved.
But the voodoo lily and other thermogenic plants feature an alternative electron-transfer pathway, which bypasses most of the classical steps that lead to storage of starch-derived energy in high-energy bonds.

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