Problem: ATP has a high phosphoryl group transfer potential because:A. it exhibits resonance stabilization prior to hydrolysis.B. cleavage of either of its two phosphoanhydride bonds proceeds with a large negative ΔG°' of hydrolysis.C. it has three phosphate groups.D. it is chemically unstable.E. it has a high rate of spontaneous hydrolysis at physiological pH and temperature.

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ATP has a high phosphoryl group transfer potential because:

A. it exhibits resonance stabilization prior to hydrolysis.

B. cleavage of either of its two phosphoanhydride bonds proceeds with a large negative ΔG°' of hydrolysis.

C. it has three phosphate groups.

D. it is chemically unstable.

E. it has a high rate of spontaneous hydrolysis at physiological pH and temperature.

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