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Outline the process of ATP synthesis in mitochondria.
The command word in the question is outline; therefore the question is not
looking for us to say why the process is happening or go into excessive detail
but instead give a brief overview of the key stages in the process. The process
of ATP synthesis is known as oxidative phosphorylation. Firs...The command word in the question is outline; therefore the question is not looking for us to say why the process is happening or go into excessive detail but instead give a brief overview of the key stages in the process.
The process of ATP synthesis is known as oxidative phosphorylation. Firstly reduced NAD/FAD is oxidised to NAD/FAD at the cristae (inner mitochondrial membrane). The hydrogen released splits into a proton and an electron. The electrons are then transported down the electron transport chain (ETC) releasing energy. The energy is used to pump protons across the inner membrane into the inter-membrane space, creating a proton gradient. The protons diffuse down their electrochemical gradient through ATP synthase channel proteins via the process of chemiosmosis. This allows ATP to be formed from ADP + Pi.see more
3 months ago
What is the difference between covalent and dative covalent bonds?
These two types of bonding are very similar and so can easily be confused
however this question specifically wants the difference between them. Covalent
bonding occurs when a pair of nuclei share a pair of electrons with one
electron being donated by each atom. In dative covalent bonding the s...These two types of bonding are very similar and so can easily be confused however this question specifically wants the difference between them.
Covalent bonding occurs when a pair of nuclei share a pair of electrons with one electron being donated by each atom. In dative covalent bonding the same principle of sharing electrons between two nuclei applies except in this case both of the electrons involved in bonding are donated by one of the atoms. i.e. one atom doesn't donate any bonding electrons but the other donates both electrons required for bonding.see more
3 months ago
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