Chemical Reactions

Kinetics and Thermodynamics

Why are chemical reactions important in biological systems?

Chemical reactions make everything in your body work! This is true in all living things (plants, animals, insects, bacteria, etc.). Anytime you make even a slight movement, lots of chemical reactions have to take place. Digesting food, building up or breaking down fat, breathing, cell reproduction, or pretty much any other process that happens in your body involves lots of chemical reactions. Chemistry isn’t only important in the lab, it’s essential to everything related to life!


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