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2nd law of thermodynamics states that the overall entropy of the universe cannot decrease at any time. This can also be stated as the fact that the universe naturally falls towards the lowest energy state, or equilibrium. This becomes important in metabolic reactions. Reactions which seem to increase the state of energy, or perhaps the 'order' of the ...


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I will focus on the meaning of ‘activated carrier molecule’ as descriptions of enzymes abound. In order to do that I need to introduce two other ideas first. I apologize to the purists for tailoring this to the level of the question. 1. Gibbs Free Energy in Biochemical Considerations There are different ways of considering energy, and in chemistry one may be ...


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It's unclear how the laws of thermodynamics relate to the dangers of UV light in your question, but if I understand correctly your reasoning is the following: 1) The laws of thermodynamics say that order cannot increase in an isolated system, precluding life. 2) Life exists anyway because the Earth is not an isolated system: it receives energy from the Sun ...


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As tax money is no longer available for you payments, entropy is the tax of nature in that it is the energy taken (leaked) from your system, be it supplied or produced, that is no longer available for work. You have to pay the tax (entropy) for every activity involving energy (money) other wise your activity will not be possible. If your activity involves ...


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