A + H2 + NAD+ --> B + NADH + H+
a.) Divide the reaction into two half reactions. Which half-reaction is the reduction? Which half reaction is the oxidation?
b.)Explain the key features of this reaction and why it is important to cells.
NAD+ + AH2 --> A + NADH + H+
A + NADH + H+ --> B + NADH + H+
First reaction is reduction reaction
Second reaction is oxidation
This is a very important redox reaction which occurs in our body to metabolize many foods and gain
energy. The interconversion of NAD to NAD+ forms is a common reaction in
biological redox reactions.
NAD+ is oxidizing agent and accepts electrons and gets reduced.
NADH is reducing agent and donates electrons and gets oxidized.
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