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Chapter 8

Question:

For living organisms, which of the following is an important consequence of the first law ofthermodynamics?

A) The energy content of an organism is constant.

B) The organism ultimately must obtain all of the necessary energy for life from its environment.

C) The entropy of an organism decreases with time as the organism grows in complexity.

D) Organisms are unable to transform energy.

E) Life does not obey the first law of thermodynamics.

Answer:

B) The organism ultimately must obtain all of the necessary energy for life from its environment.



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Question: For living organisms, which of the following is an important consequence of the first law ofthermodynamics? A) The energy content of an organism is constant. B) The organism ultimately must obtain all of the necessary energy for life from its environment. C) The entropy of an organism decreases with time as the organism grows in complexity. D) Organisms are unable to transform energy. E) Life does not obey the first law of thermodynamics.
Answer: B) The organism ultimately must obtain all of the necessary energy for life from its environment.