Names of cellular respiration?

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Names of cellular respiration?

Post by jellyksong » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:25 am

How do the terms electron transport chain, chemiosmosis, and oxidative phosphorylation relate to one another?

From my understanding, the ETC is the path the electrons go down, chemiosmosis is the process in which ATP synthase makes ATP from the H+ concentration gradient, and oxidative phosphorylation is the name of the entire thing including the previous two.

Is that right?

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Post by JackBean » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:28 pm

I would say that oxidative phosphorylation is the process of formation of ATP, while chemiosmosis explains, how is the energy of electrons saved in the way of ATP by ETC and subsequent osmosis of protons with formation of ATP
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Post by pielover1234 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:45 pm

ok somebody help me understand what everybody is talking about
i just search all these posts ( not knowing wat everybody is talking about) :shock: so please help me understand what you are talking about (and i know enough so you dont have to start from the begining)

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Post by jwalin » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:01 am

look up respiration, oxidative phosphorylation you will get your answer
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