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Glycolosis Help.

Post by jscalalamoboy » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:08 am

In glycolysis, what is the ratio of glucose molecules to the net number of ATP molecules at the end of the process?

Well 2 ATP are used, 6 glucose are used. 4 ATP are released so there is a net gain of 2 ATP. Would that make the ratio 1/3?

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Post by whizzbee » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:07 pm

i don't understand. it's not 6 glucose that are used; there are 6 carbons in a glucose molecule.
a glucose enters the glycolisis process and the products of glycolisis are 3 carbon molecules -- that is, pyruvate. glycolisis produces 2 molecules of pyruvate.
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Post by mith » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:10 pm

there's only 1 glucose used as whizz suggested.
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