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Respiration question

Mark D. Spiro spiro at bucknell.edu
Thu Apr 28 11:56:14 EST 2005

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
>and water?

Mark D. Spiro
Department of Biology
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
spiro at bucknell.edu
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