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AS biology: What is ATP?
a high energy intermediate compound, a nucleotide, the universal energy currency.
the bonds between phosphate groups can be hydrolysed to release 30.6kj mol- energy
Adenosine Tri Phospahte, its basically energy currency :)
Adenosine Triphosphate, what energy is.
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is energy and its used in things like active transport
It is energy released during respiration :)
ATP is essentially a packet of energy, a nucleotide called Adenosine Triosphoshate
ATP allows the organism to release energy in controlable amounts. If the energy from the breakdown of glucose was released in one go the organism may overheat or undergo uncontrollable/undesired reactions in the cells. It also only requires one enzyme to breakdown/release it's energy, whereas the breakdown of glucose to release it's entire energy requires many enzymes.
ATP which stands for Adenosine Triphosphate is a source of energy for normal bodily processes like respiration or something like facialiated diffusion.
It consists of a adenine group, a ribose sugar and also three phosphate groups (hence tri-).
It is used in many processes like faciliated diffuision where ATP is absorbed by the carrier proteins in the cell membrane and that releases ENERGY and a phosphate and then that energy can be used for the protein to transport molecules in and out of the cell. The special thing about ATP is that once it is absorbed and and energy, a phosphate and ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) is released, the extra phosphate and the ADP can go back to the mitochondria and fuse again in to ATP
Anyway i hope i haven't confused you. I might have given a bit too much information
If you have any queries tell me and ill explain in another way