AP Biology Unit 3: Cell Metabolics

Chapter 6: Metabolism


checkbox Compare anabolic to catolic reactions
checkbox Explain the relationship between potential and kinetic energy
checkbox State the first and second laws of thermodynamics
checkbox Explain/Sketch the induced fit (lock & key) model of enzymes
checkbox Describe the structure of ATP and ADP
checkbox List factors that affect enzymatic speed
checkbox Recognize names of enzymes and substrates (Ex. sucrose & sucrase)

checkbox Compare competitive to noncompetitive inhibition to feedback inhibition
checkbox Review the lab on hydrogen peroxide and enzymes, be able to write the reaction and explain how different factors affect the rate of reaction.

Chapter 7: Cell Respiration

checkbox Be able to write the equations for both cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
checkbox Describe the mitochondrion, be able to label specific structures within the mitochondrion.
checkbox With regard to respiration, summarize the events of glycolyss, the Krebs Cycle and the electron transport chain. Identify how much ATP is produced in each. Know where each of these processes take place.
checkbox Describe the membrane system that generates ATP, define the role of ATP synthase and concentration gradients in the process.

Essential Questions: Respiration & Photosynthesis

14. How do the processes of photosynthesis and respiration form a cycle?

15. How does photosynthesis create food that is used for energy in cellular respiration?

16. How is ATP generated by cells?

17. Why is oxygen necessary and what happens when oxygen is not available to cells?

Describe anaerobic respiration, identify products of this reaction
checkbox Discuss how fermentation is used in food production.


Chapter 8: Photosynthesis

checkbox Describe / Label the structure of a leaf.
checkbox Describe / Label a chloroplast and be able to identify where the major events of photosynthesis take place
checkbox Compare the action spectrum to the absorption spectrum

checkbox Discuss factors that influence the rate of photosynthesis
checkbox List the events that occur in the light reaction
checkbox List the events that occur during the light-independent reaction (Calvin Cycle)
checkbox Compare the events of photosystem I and photosystem II
checkbox Describe / label / sketch the events of the light reaction (see coloring)
checkbox Review lab on photosynthesis, understand how the design of the experiment allowed the rate of photosynthesis to be measured and what factors affected that rate.