Cells use the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate, abbreviated as ATP, as a source of energy. Symbolically, this reaction can be written as
ATP(aq) + H2O(l) → ADP(aq) + H 2PO4-(aq)
where ADP represents adenosine diphosphate. For this reaction, ΔG° = —30.5 kJ/mol.
a. Calculate K at 25°C.
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