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How do you get an endergonic reaction to happen?

Making endergonic reactions happen
Endergonic reactions can be achieved if they are either pulled or pushed by an exergonic (stability increasing, negative change in free energy) process.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, why do endergonic reactions occur?

Endergonic Reactions The reaction requires more energy than you get from it. Endergonic reactions absorb energy from their surroundings. The chemical bonds that are formed from the reaction are weaker than the chemical bonds that were broken. The free energy of the system increases.

One may also ask, how do you know if a reaction is endergonic or exergonic? In the exergonic reaction, the reactants are at a higher free energy level than the products (reaction goes energetically downhill). In the endergonic reaction reaction, the reactants are at a lower free energy level than the products (reaction goes energetically uphill).

Considering this, can endergonic reactions occur spontaneously?

An endergonic reaction occurs by coupling with an even more exergonic reaction. An exergonic reaction is one in which ΔG increases, and an endergonic process is one in which ΔG decreases. The only way that an endergonic reaction can occur spontaneously is if it is coupled with an even more exergonic reaction.

What is an example of an exergonic reaction?

An exergonic reaction refers to a reaction where energy is released. The example of exergonic reactions occur in our body is cellular respiration: C6H12O6 (glucose) + 6 O2 -> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O this reaction release energy which is used for cell activities.

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