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Cells use the hydrolysis of ATP as a source of energy. The conversion of ATP to ADP has a standard free energy change of -30.5 kJ/mol. If all the free energy from the metabolism of glucose.
C6H12O6(s)+6O2(g)¨6CO2(g)+6H2O(l)
goes into the conversion of ADP to ATP, how many moles of ATP can be produced for each mole of glucose?

  • Chemistry/hydrolysis of ATP - , Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 11:22am

    You will have to compute the heat of reaction for the reaction using Hess'Law. Then, divide it by 20.5kJ.

    You may find the heat of reaction listed under heat of combustion tables.

  • Chemistry/hydrolysis of ATP - , Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 5:19pm

    Thank you very much:-)
    Like this?
    G=6(-394)+6(-237)-(-911)= -2875/30,5
    Answer. 94,3 mol ATP/mol glucose

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