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Post by krystalgiles » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:52 pm

hey does anyone know which molecule holds more energy and why? Also, when is energy from ATP moleculer released?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:11 pm

Energy is stored in organic bonds. ADP has 2 phosphate groups that bond to the rest of the chemical while ATP has 3.

As for your second question: whenever it is needed. Think about processes that require energy

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Post by Jumpshooter » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:54 pm

*There are several molecules in the cell that "store" energy in catalytic cycles. The most frequently cited ones are ATP and ADP; however, the molecules that harbor More energy than ATP are called NADH and NADPH. In the Krebs cycles their unique phospho-diester bonds harbor and release more kcals of energy than ATP.
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Post by Jelanen » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:10 pm

Actually, its ATP and ADP that have the phosphodiester bonds. The nicotinamides and flavanoids don't store energy in the same sense as ATP and ADP and the like (creatine, etc.).

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Post by sdekivit » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:21 pm

the nicotinamides and flavanoids are electron transporters, not energy releasing substances like ATP.

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