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