What is bioenergetics in biochemistry?

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Sep 13, 2016

Bioenergetics is a field in biochemistry that deals with energy flow through living systems.


Bioenergetics is the study of transformation of energy in living beings. This includes the study of different cellular and metabolic processes that lead to the production and utilisation of energy.

The role of energy is fundamental to most biological processes and life processes depend on energy transformation.

In living organisms, chemical bonds are broken and made as part of the exchange and transformation of energy. Energy is made available when weak bonds are broken and stronger bonds are made. The production of stronger bonds allows release of usable energy.