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What happens in exergonic reactions

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What keeps the molecules of an exergonic reaction from breaking apart and cell chemistry from racing out of control?

Oct 21st, 2014

For any reaction to occur, even a downhill reaction, some energy must be added to get the reaction going. This energy is needed to break bonds in the reactant molecules. The energy is then released when the bonds in the product molecules form. The energy needed to start a chemical reaction is called the energy of activation (EA). This required energy input represents a barrier that prevents even energy-releasing exergonic reactions from occurring without some added energy.

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