- The process generally involves splitting (6-carbon) glucose molecules into 2 (3-carbon) pyruvate molecules.
- This is an Anearobic process, is requires no oxygen.
- It occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell.
1. Phosphorylaytion of glucose.
2. ATP molecules are hydrolysed to ADP & P, this releases energy.
3. Glucose molecules are split into 3-carbon triose phosphate
4. Hydrogen is removed from NAD to form 2 molecules of reduced NAD
5.Net gain of 2 NAD
6. 2 pyruvate molcules go into the matrix of the mitochondria for the link reaction