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  • 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.
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The Process

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

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