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What is oxidation?

the loss of electrons from a substance


What is reduction?

the gain of electrons of a substance


What is an electron carrier?

substances that can accept and give up electrons as required to link oxidations and reductions in cells


What is the main electron carrier in respiration?



What is used in photosynthesis instead of NAD



What does glycolysis need?

No oxygen; 2ATPs; 2 ADPs; 2NAD+; 4 electrons; glucose, phosphate


What does glycoslysis produce?

Small net gain of ATP (4 ATPs); NADH; conversion of glucose into pyruvate


Why is phosphorylation needed?

makes organic molecule less stable and more likely to react next stage in metabolic pathway


What are the four main stages of glycolysis?

phosphorylation; lysis; oxidation; ATP formation


What occurs during phosphorylation?

two phosphate groups are added to a molecule of glucose to form hexose biphosphate using 2 ATP molecules; energy is raised, less stable


What occurs during lysis?

hexose biphosphate is split to form two molcules of triose phosphate


How does triose phosphate convert to pyruvate?

two atoms of hydrogen are removed from each triose phosphate molecule. this is oxidation; energy released by oxidation of triose phosphate converts ADP to ATP; end product pyruvate


Summary of glycoslysis

occurs in cytoplasm; ONE glucose is converted into TWO pyruvates; TWO ATP molecules are used and FOUR are produced; small yield of ATP but can be achieved with NO oxygen; two NADs are converted into two reduced NADs


What happens to pyruvate after glycoslysis?

if oxygen available; it can oxidize further; and aerobic respiration; if no oxygen is available it will undergo anarobic respiration


summary of aerobic respiration

pyruvate aborbed by mitochondrion; co2 is removed through decarboxylations; pyruvate is oxidized by removing hydrogen atoms; NAD+ and FAD accept hydrogen atoms; passed onto electron transport chain; oxidative phosphorylation occurs;


What is decarboxylation

removal of carbon and oxygen


What occurs after glycolysis in aerobic respiration?

Link reaction;


What occurs during a link reaction

pyruvate is absorbed by mitochondrion (in mitochondrial matrix); pyruvate is decarboxylated (one carbon removed) and oxidized to form a acetyle group (two carbon compound); 2 electrons are removed from pyruvate (oxidation); NAD+ reacts elctrons to produce reduced NAD


What occurs during krebs cycle?

the acetyle CoA group (a four-carbon compound) forms a six-carbon compound (citrate); co2 is removed in two reactions (decarboxylations); hydrogen is removed in four reactions (oxidations); in 3 oxidation, hydrogen reduces NAD+ (forms NADH); in the other oxidation, FAD accepts the hydrogen (is reduced); oxidation releases energy; ATP is produced through substrate-level phosphorylation


When is NAD reduced during cell respiration?

glycolysis, link reaction, krebs cycle


Where is FADH2 produced?

Krebs cycle


What occurs during oxidative phosphorylation?

final part of aerobic respiration; ADP is phosphorylated to produce ATP; using energy from oxidation; reduced NAD and FADH2 carry energy; to cristae of mitochondria


What is the electron transport chain?

series of electron carriers located in the inner membrane of mitochondrion (including cristae)


How does the electron transport chain work?

electrons released from oxidation reactions; reduced NAD supplies two electron to first carrier; electrons pass along chain; energy is used for protein pumps to pump H+ against concentration gradient; from matrix to intermembrane space; NAD supplies 3 stages reduced FADH2 supplies electrons; but later than NAD; FAd only supplies 2 stages


Outline chemiosmosis

occurs in the inner mitochondria membrane; electrons pass from carrier to carrier; gives energy to protein pumps; H+ moved cross the membrane from matrix to inner membrane space; concentration gradient of protons increased (high concentration of H+ in inner membrane space); H+ pass back from intermembrane space because of osmosis; pass through ATP synthase down concentration gradient; energy produced to phosphorylate ADP into ATP; to keep proton gradient and allow electrons to flow, electrons used to form water from O2 and H+ ions (in matrix)


How can electrons continue to flow in the inner mitochondrial membrane?

must be transferred to a terminal electron acceptor


Where does ATP synthase get its energy for ATP synthesis?

uses energy that protons release as they diffuse down concentration gradient


What is the role of oxygen in oxidative phosphorylation?

electrons given to oxygen at end of electron transport; in matrix; oxygen and free protons form water; use of protons keeps H+ concentration low in matrix; use of oxygen called terminal electron acceptor


What occurs if oxygen is not available as terminal electron acceptor?

electron flow along lectron transport chain stops; NADH cannot be converted to NAD; NAD supply runs out in mitochondrion; link reaction and krebs cannot continue


What is an example of a paradigm shift?

chemiosmotic theory in the field of bioenergetics