Problem: PyruvateA. is the end product of oxidative phosphorylation. B. is the molecule that starts the citric acid cycle.C. forms at the end of glycolysis. D. is a six-carbon molecule.

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Glycolysis: oxidizes glucose into 3-carbon molecules

Overall Reaction: Glucose (C6)+ 2 NAD+ + 2 ADP + Pi → 2 Pyruvate (C3) + 2 NADH + 2 ATP + 2 H2O + 4 H+

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Pyruvate

A. is the end product of oxidative phosphorylation. 

B. is the molecule that starts the citric acid cycle.

C. forms at the end of glycolysis. 

D. is a six-carbon molecule.

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