I had a dream last night — that Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine
was the catalyzation of:
C2H4 + H20 —> C2H5OH
The enthalpy of that reaction is 97 kJ/mol — and since Jesus transmuted 120-180 gallons of water [with 210 moles H20 per gallon] — that would have been 25,200-37,800 moles of H20, requiring ~3,055,500 kJ of energy.
Though upon further reflection [after the dream] — I suppose he could have also taken
- glucose [C6H12O6] to pyruvate [C3H3O3] — using glycolysis
- pyruvate to acetaldehyde [C2H4O] — using pyruvate decarboxylase, losing a CO2
- acetaldehyde to ethanol [C2H5OH] — using alcohol dehyrogenase, consuming an NADH