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# Moles of ATP from Oxidation of Ethanol

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Given the info below, what is the number of moles of ATP that could be synthesized from ADP and Pi (deltaG° = 7700 cal/mol) upon complete oxidation of one mole of ethanol to 2 CO2 and 3 H2O? (with an assumed efficiency of 37%)

Glucose ---> 2 ethanol + 2 CO2 deltaG°= -55,000 cal/mol

Glucose + 6 O2 ---> 6C02 + 6H20 deltaG° = -686,000 cal/mol

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Given the info below, what is the number of moles of ATP that could be synthesized from ADP and Pi (G°′ = 7700 cal/mol) upon complete oxidation of one mole of ethanol to 2C02 and 3H20? (with an assumed efficiency of 37%)

Glucose ---> 2 ethanol + 2CO2 ...

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The free energy calculations needed to show the moles of ATP from oxidation of ethanol are shown in fine detail.

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