In the presence of oxygen, the three-carbon compound pyruvate can be catabolized in the citric acid cycle. First, however, the pyruvate 1) loses a carbon, which is given off as a molecule of CO2, 2) is oxidized to form a two-carbon compound called acetate, and 3) is bonded to coenzyme A.
These three steps result in the formation of
A) acetyl CoA, O2, and ATP.
B) acetyl CoA, NADH, H+, and CO2.
C) acetyl CoA, FAD, H2, and CO2.
D) acetyl CoA, FADH2, and CO2.
E) acetyl CoA, NADH+, ATP, and CO2