In glycolysis, the reaction of glucose (Glu) to form glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) requires ATP to be present as described by the following equation:
Glu + ATP → G6P + ADP ΔG°298 = -17 kJ
In this process, ATP becomes ADP summarized by the following equation:
ATP → ADP ΔG°298 = -30 kJ
Determine the standard free energy change for the following reaction, and explain why ATP is necessary to drive this process:
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