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How many ATP molecules could maximally be generated from one molecule of glucose, if the complete oxidation of one mole of glucose to CO2 and H2O yields 686 kcal and the useful chemical energy available in the high energy phosphate bond of one mole of ATP is 12 kcal?

  • Two

  • Thirty

  • Fifty seven

  • One

Answer

B.

Thirty

30 ATP molecules could be generated from 686 Kcal energy.

30 ATP molecules could be generated from 686 Kcal energy.