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aerobic cellular respiration

Post by isabell » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:05 am

the energy efficiency of the aerobic cellular respiration reaction is:?????

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Post by 2810712 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:56 am

we can define the most probable range...not a quantity.
Search ur texts :o
it is relative !
i know u get many values from many textbooks...what is the correct range according the institue conducting our exam is the scientifically correct value for efficiency! :?

Very bad...i know but true

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Post by baikuza » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:04 am

30%, maybe 40%
or less.

the rest for keeping the stability of the cell temperature.

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Post by isabell » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:02 pm

ok, so now im between two answers after i read yours....
is about the 40% which is about equal to most energy conversion rates
or is about the 40% which is more efficient than most conversion rates....
im leaning to the first option after i read again and researh what's your opinion?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:51 am

Well, by oxidising a mole of glucose you get 686 kcal which are stored in 38 ATP. One ATP molecule "stores" 7.3 kcal.
Do the math
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