# What are the starting and the ending molecules in glycolysis?

Jan 3, 2018

Starting molecules = $\text{Glucose and 2ATPs}$
Ending molecules = $\text{2 Pyruvic acids, 2ATPs & 2NADH}$

#### Explanation:

Glycolyis means breakdown of glucose up to the formation of Pyruvic acids or pyruvates. It takes place in cytosol of our cells. In this process, glucose molecules is broken down by series of $10$ unique steps into two molecules of Pyruvic acid or oxopropanoic acid $\left({C}_{3} {H}_{4} {O}_{3}\right)$.

$N o t e :$
In glycolysis actually $4 A T P$ molecules are formed but the two are used up. So, $2 A T P$ molecules are produced on whole.

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