Breakdown of Glucose?

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Breakdown of Glucose?

Post by has21 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 pm

What molecules carry the energy from the breaking down of a glucose molecule? I think it's NADH and ATP but the next question with it asks where are they formed so I'm confused there.

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Re: Breakdown of Glucose?

Post by leesajohnson » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:51 am

Overall Chemical Equation. Since the breakdown of glucose is a chemical reaction, it can be described using the following chemical equation: C6H12O6 + 6 O2 --> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O, where 2870 kilojoules of energy are released for each mole of glucose that's metabolized.

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