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NADH Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

  1. Sep 3, 2008 #1
    Hi, i'm currently learning the respiration process on how ATP are generated. I came across this NADH molecule. My teacher failed to explain how NAD+ can form NADH + H+. Can someone tell me how?
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  3. Sep 3, 2008 #2


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    Basically, the NAD+ reacts with a hydride ion to form NADH. The H+ is there because most biological reactions that release a hydride also release a proton.

  4. Sep 5, 2008 #3
    Thanks. Helped a bunch for me =D!
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