Origin of exergonicfrom ex- + Classical Greek ergon, work + -ic
Exergonic is defined as a biochemical reaction that releases energy.
An example of something exergonic is the process of respiration.
of or having to do with a biochemical, energy-releasing reaction, such as respiration or catabolism
Origin of exergonicex(o)- Greek ergon work ; see werg- in Indo-European roots. -ic
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.
(comparative more exergonic, superlative most exergonic)
- (chemistry, of a reaction) Releasing energy (especially as heat)