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    Ethanol is oxidized in the liver to form acetate, which is converted to acetyl-CoA. Determine how many molecules of ATP are produced from 1 mol of ethanol.
    Note that 2 mol of NADH are produced when ethanol is oxidized to form acetate.

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    Here are the relevant reactions that outline the oxidation of ethanol to acetate:

    ethanol + NAD+ -----> NADH + acetaldehyde
    acetaldehyde + NAD+ ------> NADH + acetate

    Then acetate is converted to acetylCoA like this:

    acetate + CoA + ATP --------> acetylCoA + AMP + PP

    Therefore, in order to ...

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    Calculates ATP produced from oxidization of ethanol. Each reaction step is outlined.

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