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ATP

  • The energy currency of the body
  • One of the monomers used in the synthesis of RNA
  • Contains three phosphate groups àhigh energy
    • Removal of one releases energy and creates ADP
    • the phosphate can be put back on to be used again

                     requires energy to do this

 

  • Redox-reactions
    • Oxidized à molecule that loses electrons
    • Reduced à molecule that gains electrons
    • Oxidizing agent à molecule that gets reduced (oxidizes the other molecule)
    • Reducing agent à molecule that gets oxidized (reduces the other molecule)
    • * VERY important in the making of ATP from glucose

            Due to a long series of redox reactions in the electron transport chain à the energy can be taken from glucose without actual         combustion (we would explode if this happened)

 

 

 

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