1. Referring to a chemical reaction that takes place with a negative charge in Gibbs free energy. Cf.:endergonic. 2. Any process that can produce work. [exo- + G. ergon, work]

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ex·er·gon·ic .ek-(.)sər-'gän-ik adj EXOTHERMIC <an \exergonic biochemical reaction> compare ENDERGONIC

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ex·er·gon·ic (ek″sər-gonґik) [ex- + Gr. ergon work] characterized or accompanied by the release of energy; said of reactions, particularly biochemical reactions, that release free energy, yielding products having a lower free energy than did the reactants. Opposed to endergonic.

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  • exergonic — adjective Etymology: exo + Greek ergon work more at work Date: 1940 exothermic < an exergonic biochemical reaction > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • exergonic — /ek seuhr gon ik/, adj. Biochem. (of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy. Cf. endergonic. [1935 40; EX 3 + Gk érgon WORK + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • exergonic — adjective Releasing energy (especially as heat) Syn: exothermic …   Wiktionary

  • exergonic — ex·er·gon·ic …   English syllables

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  • exergonic — /ɛksəˈgɒnɪk/ (say eksuh gonik) adjective (of a biochemical reaction) producing energy. Compare endergonic. {ex 2 + Greek ergon work + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Exergonic reaction — An exergonic reaction is a chemical reaction that involves a net release of free energy is a chemical reaction where the variation of Gibbs free energy is negative [IUPAC Gold Book definition [http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/E02262.pdf#search=… …   Wikipedia

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