09-27-07, 06:16 PM #1
ATP high energy bonds?
Not that it is consequential in the least, but just wondering, I've seen some people disagree over calling the Phosphate bond a high energy bond.
The argument for is that it has a 'high' negative delta G. The argument against is it gives off relatively low amounts of energy. Almost all text books will call it a high energy bond so I assume this is the proper way of talking about it, though I believe it leaves a lot of people thinking that it gives off a lot of energy, relatively. Would it not be clearer and more instructive to just refer to it has highly reactive/having high spontaneity?
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