CELLULAR RESPIRATION

CELLULAR RESPIRATION - down, and the hydrogen is removed...

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CELLULAR RESPIRATION     * Cellular respiration - is the process cells use to obtain energy from the food molecules  that have been brought into the cell, this energy is then stored in the form of the  molecule ATP.   * Cellular respiration occurs in three stages   1. Glycolysis  2. Kreb's Cycle 3. Electron transport chain     1. Glycolysis - glucose (a 6-carbon compound) is broken down into two molecules of  pyruvic acid (a 3-carbon compound). This process occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell.     2. Kreb's Cycle - acetyl coenzyme A (produced from pyruvic acid) is further broken 
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Unformatted text preview: down, and the hydrogen is removed from the carbon skeleton. The hydrogens are picked up by the hydrogen carriers NAD and FAD and taken to the electron transport chain. Kreb's cycle occurs in the mitochondrion. 3. Electron Transport Chain - the hydrogen proton and electron are separated to form a chemical gradient. This provides the energy for the formation of ATP. Electron transport occurs in the mitochondrion....
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