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7.1 Sunlight powers life. I. Obtaining Food A.Autotrophs are organisms that obtain their energy through the process of photosynthesis such as green plants.

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1 7.1 Sunlight powers life

2 I. Obtaining Food A.Autotrophs are organisms that obtain their energy through the process of photosynthesis such as green plants (aka self feeders, producers) B.Heterotrophs are organisms that cannot make their own food but must obtain it from another source. Animals are heterotrophs and depend on producers for energy (aka consumers)

3 II. Harvesting the Energy in Food A. Plants and certain other producers use light energy to make organic molecules (energy source). 1. H 2 O and CO 2 are the raw ingredients 2. Glucose (C 6 H 12 O 6 ) and O 2 are the products 3. Occurs by rearranging the atoms

4 Harvesting the energy B.Cellular Respiration is the process that converts this stored organic chemical energy into a usable form ATP (adenosine triphosphate) C. Both plant and animal cells then use ATP for energy and release CO 2 and H 2 O (fig. 7.3)

5 Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

6 7.2 Food stores chemical energy

7 I. What is Energy? Forms of? A. The ability to perform work or to move against an opposing force. B. Kinetic Energy: Energy of motion C. Potential Energy: Stored energy D. B and C are inversely proportional!

8 II. Law of Conservation of Energy A. You cannot create or destroy energy you can only change its form. B. Random molecular motion: Thermal energy! 1.Caused by atoms bouncing of off each other. 2. Thermal energy transferred from warmer to cooler is called Heat. (Cant be retrieved and put back to work that is one reason why we must continue to eat.)

9 Law of conservation of energy C. Stored potential energy: Chemical energy! 1.Potential to perform work is due to arrangement of the atoms and the bonds holding them together. (create bond = stored energy; break a bond = release of energy) 2.Almost all organisms use one or more of the following: Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins (fig. 7-5)

10 Stored chemical energy of food

11 III. Chemical Energy at Work. A. Cells vs. Engines: both work by breaking down complex chemicals into simple ones (breaking bonds!) B. Both use O2 to accomplish this and some energy is converted to thermal (heat). (fig. 7-7) C. Cell slower and more efficient than auto engines.

12 Oxygen helps convert energy

13 IV. Calories: Units of Energy A. Amt. of energy required to raise 1g of H 2 O by 1 deg. C. (very small) B. We use kcal or 1,000 calories. (food labels) C. Calorimeter used to determine kcal. by burning dried food. (H 2 O has no kcals) D. Cells use enzymes not flame to release energy thus it is easier to manage

14 Calories of activities

15 7.3 ATP provides energy for cellular work

16 I. How ATP Packs Energy A. Draw fig B.A=Adenine and 5-C sugar T=Tri or Three (ref. to # of P) P=Phosphate C.Each P is a neg. charged molecule since likes repel, they want to separate from each other- this contributes to the amount of potential energy avail. in each bond. (break bond=release energy)

17 ATP structure

18 II. ATP and Cellular Work A. Chemical reactions break ATPs P bonds. B. Enzymes enable this to occur. C. The molecule that undergoes the change drives the work (creatine phosphate) D. Cells perform 3 types of work (fig Mechanical: muscle contraction 2. Chemical: building/breaking large molecules 3. Transport: pumping molecules across cell membrane

19 Types of Cell Work

20 III. The ATP Cycle A. ATP continuously converts to ADP and back B.ADP can be converted back to ATP by reattaching the P with energy from foods organic molecules C.A working muscle regenerates all of its ATP molecules about once each min. or 10 million per sec.

21 ATP ADP + P

22 7.4 Electrons fall from food to oxygen during cellular respiration

23 I. Relationship of Cellular Respiration to Breathing A. Aerobic process-requires O2 B. O2 into the cell and out C. Cellular respiration is not breathing or exchange of gasses in the lungs (fig. 7-12)

24 Breathing and ATP

25 II. Overall Equation for Cellular Respiration A. Glucose+Oxygen-->Carbon Dioxide + Water + ATP B. C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 --> 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O + 38 ATP C. Main function is to create 38 ATP for each glucose

26 Cell Respiration Equation

27 III. Falling Electrons as an Energy Source A. Falling elect. like waterfall-at the top the potential energy is high as it falls it becomes less B. Atoms positive nucleus pulls negative electrons the closer they get the more potential energy they lose. C. Positive O2 pulls strongly on electrons in the H 2 and C thus rearranging the atoms and releasing energy.

28 IV. Electron Transport Chain A. Controlled fall of electrons step-by- step walk. B. Not burst (like flame) but series of controlled reactions C. Electrons passed by carriers until O2 finally pulls electrons off at the end to form H 2 O and release energy to make ATP.

29 ETC like staircase

30 7.5 Cellular respiration converts energy from food to energy in ATP

31 I. Mitochondria Structure A. Outer membrane and Inner highly folded membrane enclosing thick fluid called matrix B. Folds increase amt. of surface area for more reactions to occur. (fig. 7-16) C. All chemical processes make up a cells metabolism D. Specific enzymes catalyze (speeds up) each reaction in a metabolic pathway

32 Mitochondria

33 Overview of Cell Respiration

34 II. Stage I: Glycolysis (splitting of sugar) A. Occurs in cytoplasm (fig.7-17) B. 2 ATP initial investment to break the sugar C. 1 C 6 H 12 O 6 in and 2 pyruvic acids out (3-C each) D. 2 ATP spent and 4 produced (net gain of 2)

35 Glycolysis





40 1. What are the products of glycolysis? 4 ATP molecules (net gain of 2) and 2 molecules of pyruvic acid

41 Glycolysis 2. Explain the terms energy-investment phase and energy-harvest phase. Energy-investment phase refers to the part of the reaction in which two molecules of ATP are used, while energy-harvest phase describes the part of the reaction that generates four molecules of ATP.

42 III. Stage 2: The Krebs Cycle A. Occurs in the matrix B. Occurs twice for each glucose that entered stage one C. Produces 1 ATP and electron carrier molecules

43 Krebs Cycle


45 1.What is the overall result of the Krebs cycle? Pyruvic acid is broken down, forming carbon dioxide and releasing energy.

46 Krebs Cycle 2.How is acetyl CoA related to the process? One pyruvic acid molecule is converted to one molecule of acetyl CoA, which enters the Krebs cycle.

47 IV. Stage 3: Electron Transport Chain and ATP Synthase Action A. Occurs in the inner membrane of mitoch. B. Refer to the previous information on falling electrons 7-4. C. Hydrogen ions pumped across the membrane to store energy like a dam holding back water D. ATP synthases (enzymes) act like mini turbines to convert ADP back into ATP slowly. E. As many as 38 ATPs produced for each glucose that entered glycolysis.

48 ETC and ATP Synthase






54 1.What is the end result of the process shown here? ATP is generated.

55 ETC and ATP Synthase 2.How is the movement of H + ions related to this process? Energy released by the chain pumps H + ions across a membrane. The H + ions flow back through ATP synthases, generating ATP.

56 Overall ATP production

57 7.6 Energy without oxygen

58 I. Fermentation in Human Muscle Cells A. Fermentation makes ATP without using oxygen B. This process is entirely glycolysis, which does not produce a lot of ATP compared to all of cellular respiration but it is enough for short bursts of energy C. The byproduct of fermentation is the build up of lactic acid in your muscles, this is the soreness you feel after intense exercise

59 II. Fermentation and microorganisms A. Like your muscles, yeast is capable of both cellular respiration and fermentation B. When yeast is kept in an anaerobic environment, they are forced to convert sugar and other foods. C. Instead of producing lactic acid as a waste product, fermentation in yeast cells produces alcohol and carbon dioxide D. There are also fungi and bacteria that produce lactic acid during fermentation and help transform milk into cheese and yogurt giving them their characteristic flavors

60 Fermentation




64 1.How are the two types of fermentation similar? How are they different? Each process starts with glucose, produces two molecules of ATP, and has an intermediate product of pyruvic acid. Fermentation in muscle cells produces lactic acid, while fermentation in yeast produces carbon dioxide and ethyl alcohol.

65 Fermentation 2.Why is there no net gain of NADH in either process? In each process, 2 molecules of NADH are generated in the first step, but 2 molecules of NADH are used in the second step.

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