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Delta G and me

Postby wolfie23b » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:10 pm

I have tried and tried to find the answer to this and am dumbfounded. Although it is probably elementary to most.

The question is:

Why is Delta G -686 k/cal per mol of glucose.

I do not want the answer directly just a place to go so I can get the answer myself.
Please help. Guide oh science GURU's
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Postby wolfie23b » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:18 pm

Ok, let me ask this, does the question mean that it takes -686 kcal/mol of glucose to break the covalent bond in glucose?
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Re: Delta G and me

Postby MichaelXY » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:20 am

The chemical formula for respiration is something like;
C6H12O6 + O2 ----> CO2 + H2O + Energy

So the 698Kcal number is not energy used, rather energy created or available.
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