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

FREE Expert Solution

Citric Acid Cycle: cyclic oxidation of citrate into oxaloacetate

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

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Krebs Cycle concept. You can view video lessons to learn Krebs Cycle. Or if you need more Krebs Cycle practice, you can also practice Krebs Cycle practice problems.