Energy and ATP

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Energy and ATP

Respiration involves a gradual release of energy... this can't be done by glucose as it would be too much energy at one point, heating the cell up too much and causing the essential enzymes within the cell to denature causing the cell to die. So. glucose is broken down into smaller energy parcels (ATP):

Structure of ATP:

The importance of ATP

Endergonic reaction = (endothermic) energy is taken up in the production of ATP

Exergonic reaction = (exothermic…


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