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Mitochondrion couples fall of e-s in ETC to ATP synthesis

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How does the mitochondrion couple the fall of the electrons in the electron transport chain to ATP synthesis?

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The answer is a mechanism called chemiosmosis.

- In the electron transport chain, the electrons move from molecule to molecule until they combine with molecular oxygen and hydrogen ions to form water.

- As they are passed along the chain, the energy carried by these electrons is transformed in the mitochondrion into a form ...

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This solution explains how the mitochondrion couple the fall of the electrons in the electron transport chain to ATP synthesis.

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