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Chapter 8

Question:

Which of the following statements is representative of the second law of thermodynamics?

A) Conversion of energy from one form to another is always accompanied by some gain of freeenergy.

B) Heat represents a form of energy that can be used by most organisms to do work.

C) Without an input of energy, organisms would tend toward decreasing entropy.

D) Cells require a constant input of energy to maintain their high level of organization.

E) Every energy transformation by a cell decreases the entropy of the universe.



Answer:

D) Cells require a constant input of energy to maintain their high level of organization.



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Question: Which of the following statements is representative of the second law of thermodynamics? A) Conversion of energy from one form to another is always accompanied by some gain of freeenergy. B) Heat represents a form of energy that can be used by most organisms to do work. C) Without an input of energy, organisms would tend toward decreasing entropy. D) Cells require a constant input of energy to maintain their high level of organization. E) Every energy transformation by a cell decreases the entropy of the universe.
Answer: D) Cells require a constant input of energy to maintain their high level of organization.