ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)


ATP = Intermediary molecule used in a much more flexible system than that of the oxidation of glucose.
ATP is the ‘energy currency‘ for all the organisms, because it a small, water-soluble molecule (it’s a nucleotide) which uses as the immediate source of energy for most reactions in the organism.

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Energy (30.5 kJ/mol) is released from ATP by the combination with water (Hydrolysis of ATP) to give ADP. This interconversion is all-important in providing energy for the cell.

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