Exergonic meaning

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Exergonic is defined as a biochemical reaction that releases energy.

An example of something exergonic is the process of respiration.

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Releasing energy.
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Of or having to do with a biochemical, energy-releasing reaction, such as respiration or catabolism.
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Relating to a chemical reaction that releases energy. The breakdown of sugars by cellular metabolism is an exergonic reaction that releases energy used to drive endergonic reactions.
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(chemistry, of a reaction) Releasing energy (especially as heat)
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Origin of exergonic

  • ex(o)– Greek ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots –ic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition