Because the final stages of cellular respiration require oxygen, they are said to be ________.
In the presence of oxygen, how is the pyruvic acid produced in glycolysis used?
it passes to the second stage of cellular respiration, the Krebs cycle
why is the Krebs cycle also known as the citric acid cycle?
citric acid is the first compound formed in this series of reactions
What happens to pyruvic acid during the Krebs cycle?
it is broken down into carbon dioxide in a series of energy extracting reactions
what happens to each of the 3 carbon atoms in pyruvic acid when it is broken down?
one carbon atom becomes part of a molecule of carbon dioxide. two are joined to a compound called coenzyme A to form acetyl-CoA.
How is citric acid produced?
Acetyl-CoA adds the 2-carbon acetyl group to a 4-carbon molecule, producing a 6-carbon molecule called citric acid
What is the energy tally from the 1 molecule of pyruvic acid during the Krebs cycle?
It is 4 NADH, 1 FADH2, and 1 ATP
Why is the 4-carbon compound generated in the breakdown of citric acid the only permanent compound in the Krebs cycle?
it is regenerated at the end of each complete turn of the cycle
what does the electron transport chain use the high-energy electrons from the Krebs cycle for?
to convert ADP into ATP
How does the location of the electron transport chain differ in the eukaryotes and prokaryotes?
In eukaryotes - the chain is composed of a series of proteins located in the inner membrane of the mitochondrion.
In prokaryotes, the chain is in the cell membrane
where does the electron transport chain get the high energy electrons that are passed down the chain?
it gets them from NADH and FADH2 produced in the Krebs cycle
is the following true or False. Hydrogen serves as the final electron acceptor of the electron transport chain.
what is the energy of the high energy electrons used for every time two high energy electrons move down the electron transport chain?
their energy is used to transport hydrogen ions across the membrane
what causes the H+ ions in the intermembrane space to move through the channels in the membrane and out into the matrix?
During the ETC H+ ions build up in the intermembrane space, making it POSITIVELY charged. The other side of the membrane, from which the H+ ion have been taken is now NEGATIVELY charged. The charge differences that build up cause the ions to move.
On average how many ATP molecules are produced as each pair of high energy electrons move down the ETC?
High energy electrons from NADH and FADH2 are passed into and along the _______.
Electron transport Chain
Energy from the electrons move down the chain is used to move H+ ions across the ________.
H+ ions build up in the ________________ space, making it ____________ charged and making the matrix negatively charged.
ATP synthase use the energy from the moving ions to combine ADP and phosphate forming high energy _________.
Why can 18 times as much ATP be generated from glucose in the presence of oxygen than when oxygen is not available?
when oxygen is not available, the krebs cycle and electron transport chain cannot proceed, and glycolysis produced just two ATP per glucose. Under aerobic conditions, the krebs cycle and electron transport enable the cell to produce 34 ATP molecules per glucose molecule.
what happens to the 62% of the total energy of glucose that is not used to make ATP molecules.
it released as heat
what are three sources of ATP a human body uses at the beginning of a race?
ATP already in the muscles, new ATP made by lactic acid and fermentation, cellular repiration
when runners need quick energy for a short race, what source can supply enough ATP for about 90 seconds.
lactic acid fermentation
why does a sprinter have an oxygen debt to repay after the race is over?
lactic acid fermentation produces lactic acid as a byproduct. the only way to get rid of lactic acid is in a chemical pathway that requires extra oxygen
a runner needs more energy for a long race. how does the body generate the necessary ATP?
cellular respiration is the only way to generate a continuing supply of ATP
why are aerobic forms of exercise so beneficial for weight control?
stores of glycogen used in cellular respiration usually last for 15 - 20 minutes. after that, the body begins to break down other stored molecules, including fat for energy.
If photosynthesis is the process that "deposits" energy in a "savings" account. then what is cellular respiration?
it is the process that "withdraws" energy.
how are photosynthesis and cellular respiration opposite in terms of carbon dioxide?
photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and cellular respiration puts it back.