Respiration - Link Reaction

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  • The Link Reaction (Matrix of Mitochondria)
    • The pyruvate molecules are activiely tramsported from the cytoplasm into the mitochondria
    • 1) The pyruvate is oxidised by removing Hydrogen. This hydrogen is accepted by NAD to form Rduced NAD
    • 2) One molecule of carbon dioxide is removed from the pyruvate molecule, forming a two carbon molecule called an acetyl group
    • 3) The acetly group now combines with a molecule called Acetylcoenzyme A
    • Before the pyruvate molecules can enter the krebs cycle they must be oxidised

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