I would interpret the statement in the textbook to mean that 38% of the
free energy that is released by converting glucose to CO2 and water is
conserved in ATP.
At 10:22 AM 4/28/2005, you wrote:
>Please see my question. The quote below is from a new botany book,
>chapter on respiration.
>> "In other words, about 38% of the energy [from glucose] is conserved in
>the ATP. The remainder is lost as heat."
>>Would not some of the energy also remain in the covalent bonds of CO2
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