# Problem: Exercise 75. Cells use the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate, abbreviated as ATP, as a source of energy. Symbolically, this reaction can be written asATP(aq) + H2O(l) → ADP(aq) + H2PO4-(aq)where ADP represents adenosine diphosphate. For this reaction, ΔG° = —30.5 kJ/mol.a. Calculate K at 25°C.b. If all the free energy from the metabolism of glucoseC6H12O6(s) + 6O2(g) → 6CO2(g) + 6H2O(l)goes into forming ATP from ADP, how many ATP molecules can be produced for every molecule of glucose?One reaction that occurs in human metabolism is

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a. Recall that ΔG˚rxn and K are related to each other:

K = 2.20x105

b. Calculate Δ°G

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Exercise 75. 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) + H2PO4-(aq)

where ADP represents adenosine diphosphate. For this reaction, ΔG° = —30.5 kJ/mol.

a. Calculate K at 25°C.
b. If all the free energy from the metabolism of glucose

C6H12O6(s) + 6O2(g) → 6CO2(g) + 6H2O(l)

goes into forming ATP from ADP, how many ATP molecules can be produced for every molecule of glucose?

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