In cell respiration, why is energy harvested in many small steps instead of one or two large ones?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 24, 2018, 12:40 pm ad1c9bdddf
First, what is the question asking you? In essence, it is asking which is easier to control, the slow release of energy in a large series of chemical reactions (or steps) versus the rapid release of energy in a few chemical reactions (or steps).
<br><br>To answer this question, consider the following analogies. In a nuclear reactor, the control rods control the rate at which atomic particles interact. When all the control rods are pushed into ...
This job thoroughly defines and explains cell respiration.