high-energy bond


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high-energy bond

a chemical bond containing several times more stored energy than is usual. See AMP, ATP.
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Like creatine-phosphate, ATP's terminal phosphate group is connected by a high-energy bond that when severed provides energy needed for muscle contraction.
I especially like the glycolysis animation that discusses high-energy bonds because students not only learn about the process of glycolysis but also about the chemical make-up of the molecules involved.
But the voodoo lily and other thermogenic plants feature an alternative electron-transfer pathway, which bypasses most of the classical steps that lead to storage of starch-derived energy in high-energy bonds. Instead, their cells simply emit most of the unleashed energy as heat.

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