ATP and Energy

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What does ATP stand for?
Adenosine Triphosphate
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Can energy be created or destroyed?
No
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Name 4 things organisms use energy for?
Metabolism, Movement, Active Transport and maintence of body temperature
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How does ATP release energy?
The bonds between the 3 phosphate groups are unstable and have a low activation energy, so can be broken easily releasing energy
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What process converts ATP to ADP + Pi
Hydrolysis because water is added to the molecule to break it up
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Why is ATP called the immediate energy source of a cell?
Because it can be easily hydrolyzed releasing energy straight away
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Where is ATP made?
In the mitochondria of cells
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