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Comparine the inner membrane of mitochrondria and the inner membrane of chloroplasts.

1. What two molecules do they have in common?
2. What two functions do they share?
3. How could I distinguish between the membrane of a mitochrondria and inner membrane of a chloroplast?

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1 and 2. ATP synthase - a very important enzyme found in the mitochondrial intermembrane and the thylakoid membrane of the chloroplast. The mitochondrial intermembrane space and the thylakoid space both contain high concentrations of hydrogen ions. As those ions leak out through the ...