What is ATP and what does it do?

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Aug 1, 2017

ATP is Adinosone Tri Phosphate


ATP is a nucleic acid in its inactive form i.e triphosphate form. It has a ribose ring to which the nitrogenous base adenine is attached. The phosphate groups are linked with the 5th carbon by high energy phosphoester bonds.


The bonds between phosphate groups have a high amount of energy and thus are broken down for energy.Thus, ATP is called the energy currency of cell as energy is stored in the form of ATP