1.) Let’s use glucose as the metabolic fuel for aerobic respiration.
A) 2 NADH FORMED IN GLYCOLYSIS
2 NADH FORMED IN LINK REACTION
6 NADH FORMED IN CITRIC ACID CYCLE.
TOTQL NADH = 10 , total no. Of ATP is 10× 2.5 = 25 ATP.
If you consider old 3ATP per NADH ,THEN 30 ATP.
B) Total 4Hf+required for 1 ATP.
So, total h+ will be 100.
C) Total NADH2 formed will be equal to that of NADH + 2 of itself from citric acid cycle.
So, 12 NADH2 , and ATP formed will be
1.5×12 = 16 ATP formed. And 64 H+ passed.
D) The breakdown of H+ gradient and passing of the H+ accross the ATP synthase produces a kinetic/rotatory conformational change as a result , higher the gradient of h+ more the ATP is produced.
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