Monday, November 26, 2012

Test Study Guide

Take a look at the list of topics below as you prepare for the test:

  • Special properties of water
  • The structure of phospholipids
  • The first and second law of thermodynamics
  • Know what entropy is
  • deltaG - is it positive or negative
  • How enzymes work
  • How enzymes are regulated (promoted and inhibited)
  • How the environment effects enzyme function
  • Cell compartmentalization, what is it and why
  • Why the surface area to volume ratio matters to cells
  • Structure of the cell membrane and its components
  • Active transport and passive transport
  • Diffusion and osmosis
  • What happens to an animal and plant cell when placed in a hypotonic, isotonic, or hypertonic solution
  • Types of transport by proteins across the membrane, both active and passive
  • Cell signal reception and transduction
  • First messenger, second messenger, and signal cascade
  • Redox reactions, ADP-ATP cycle, and chemiosmosis
  • The flow of energy through cellular respiration
  • The flow of energy through photosynthesis
  • Refer to your flow chart homework to study for the last two

Finally, no promises, but if you have a question reply to this blog post and I might have time to answer the question. Good luck and see you tomorrow.

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