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ATP AND ADP!!! huh??

Postby danithompson » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:54 pm

[b]What exactly is the difference between atp and adp?

when are they used and what is each ones purpose?

PLEASE HELP ME!!! [/b
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Postby Linn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:58 pm

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Postby alextemplet » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:39 am

ATP = adenosine triphosphate
ADP = adenosine diphosphate

It's as simple as tri and di. ATP has three phosphates; ADP has two.

Hope that helps! :)
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Postby Sepals » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:46 am

I know that now but I only found the diff in my second yr of my degree. The differences were never covered in my first yr or my foundation yr yet I still had to learn about ATP and ADP. It was very confusing, I can get where dani is coming from.
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