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Homework Help: How many moles of ATP

  1. Sep 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    assuming that all the energy released by the oxidation of one mole of glucose to carbon dioxide and water can be stored in the form of ATP, how many moles of ATP can be theoretically produced from ADP at 37 C? Use delta G since it tells you how much work a reaction could do or requires. ( P is a phosphate group, ADP is adenosine dephosphate, ATP is adenosine triphosphate)


    2. Relevant equations
    ADP ^-3 + H ^+ + P--> ATP ^-4 + H20 delta G= 31.4 KJ/mol


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I don't know how to start solving it, help
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2010 #2

    Borek

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    You will need delta G for glucose oxidation. Not knowing the circumstances it is hard to tell if you are expected to find it in tables or calculate from some other data.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 #3
    delta G is -916 kj/mol for Glucose. i dont know where to start or how to....help?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 #4

    Borek

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    Now it is a simple energy balance - amount of energy produced from glucose oxidation can't be higher than amount of energy stored in ATP.

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