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The energy in glucose is transformed into ATP

What energy transformations occur between glucose and ATP? The energy in glucose is transformed into the energy stored in the chemical bonds of ATP by the oxidation of glucose during three steps of (aerobic) cellular respiration: 1) Glycolysis, 2) The Kreb's Cycle(also called the Citric Acid Cycle or the Tricarboxycyclic Acid Cycle , and 3) Oxidative Phosphorylation in the Cytochrome System.

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The energy in glucose is transformed into the energy stored in the chemical bonds of ATP by the oxidation of glucose during three steps of (aerobic) cellular respiration: 1) Glycolysis, 2) The Kreb's Cycle(also called the Citric Acid Cycle or the Tricarboxycyclic Acid Cycle , and 3) Oxidative Phosphorylation in the Cytochrome System.
In glycolysis, glucose is broken down into 2 pyruvic acid (pyruvate) molecules with two hydrogens being removed from the glucose molecule. This oxidation occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell and requires 2 ATP molecules, but yields a net +2 ATP's. The hydrogens removed from the glucose are later utilized in the cytochrome system:
Glucose + 2 NAD+ + 2 Pi + 2 ADP → ...

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The energy in glucose is transformed into the energy stored in the chemical bonds of ATP by the oxidation of glucose during three steps of (aerobic) cellular respiration: 1) Glycolysis, 2) The Kreb's Cycle(also called the Citric Acid Cycle or the Tricarboxycyclic Acid Cycle , and 3) Oxidative Phosphorylation in the Cytochrome System.

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