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Unformatted text preview: Hydrolysis of the molecule results in the removal of a phosphate group and the release of energy. ATP is created by reactions that bond P i to ADP. This reaction consumes energy; energy is stored in the ATP molecule. Reactions that release energy are called exergonic reactions and those that require an input of energy are called endergonic reactions. Endergonic reactions do not occur spontaneously; energy must be supplied to drive the reaction. ATP is continually produced and consumed as illustrated below....
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