Question #9e10a

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Feb 1, 2015

Around 32 molecules of ATP are produced from a single molecule of glucose during aerobic respiration.

First, in glycolysis (glucose becomes pyruvate), 2 ATP are produced by substrate-level phosphorylation.

Next, 2 more ATP are created in the citric acid cycle (oxidation of organic molecules, generating #NADH# and #FADH_2# ), by substrate-level phosphorylation.

Finally, about 28 ATP are created during oxidative phosphorylation using the election transport chain and using the process of chemiosmosis.