# Question #ff274

Dec 6, 2017

These electron carriers and ATP are primarily produced in the preceding steps of cellular respiration.

If all we're considering is how much ATP is produced via the proton motive force consequently produced in the electron-transport chain, and we assume, in general

$N A D H = 3 A T P$, and
$F A D {H}_{2} = 2 A T P$

then given those reagents,

$58 N A D H + 19 F A D {H}_{2} \approx 212 A T P$

molecules will be oxidatively phosphorylated via ATP synthase undergoing the following,

$A D P + {P}_{i} \to A T P$