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Summary

The respiratory chain ensures the transfer of  electrons from reduced compounds  to oxygen. In doing so, it generates a large amount of ATP.

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Learning goals

  • To understand how energized electrons lead to the creation of a proton motive force.
  • To understand how the proton motive force helps ATP synthase produce ATP.

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The respiratory chain is the final stage of cellular respiration. Glycolysis and the Krebs cycle have generated energized electrons.
The respiratory chain consists of a series of electron carrier…

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