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  1. #1 helppp asap pleasee! 
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    a. When three molecules of pyruvic acud are broken down completely to CO2 and H2O in the presence of oxygen, how many molecules of ATP will be produced?
    b. When one acetyl Co-A molecule is respired through the Kreb's Cycle and the electron transport chain to oxygen, how many ATP molecules will be produced?

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    i'm sure that homework was meant to be done by the person who the homework was assigned to.


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    i don't know, so i'll have to guess : 5 and 2
    am i close ?
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    i think it is a random number because of quantum mechanics.
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    i love quantum biology : every possible answer has a non-zero probability of being correct
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    A better question is to ask how many NADH and FADH2 will be generated, then from there you can get a general range of how much ATP is likely to be generated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    i love quantum biology : every possible answer has a non-zero probability of being correct
    Yes, but if you write that down as an answer to a school test, you have 100% probability of receiving a fail.

    weird.
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    life's not fair
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