9 terms

aerobic respiration

aerobic respiration
cellular respiration that requires oxygen
mitochondrial matrix
pyruvic acid that is produced in glycolysis diffuses across the double membrane; is the space inside the inner membrane of a mitochondrion, contains enzymes needed to catalyze the reactions of the Krebs cycle
acetyl CoA
reacts with pyruvic acid
krebs cycle
biochemical pathway that breaks down acetyl CoA producing CO2 hydrogen atoms and ATP
oxaloacetic acid
4 carbon compound
citric acid
combines with oxaloacetic acid to create a 6carbon compound
molecule very similar to NAD+ and NADP+ in that it accepts electrons during redox reactions
electron transport chain
electron transport chain lines the cell membrane; ATP is produced by the electron transport chain when NADH and fADH2 release hydrogen atoms, regenerating NAD+ and FAD
cell respiration formula
C6H12O6 + 6O2 ---> 6CO2 + 6H2O + energy