Problem: During the citric acid cycle, acetyl CoA covalently binds to oxaloacetate to form citrate, a _________ -carbon molecule.A. six B. four C. five D. two E. three

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Citric Acid Cycle: cyclic oxidation of citrate into oxaloacetate

• Acetyl-CoA (C2) reacts with Oxaloacetate (C4) to form Citrate (C6)

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During the citric acid cycle, acetyl CoA covalently binds to oxaloacetate to form citrate, a _________ -carbon molecule.

A. six 

B. four 

C. five 

D. two 

E. three