Which molecule is produced when two electrons and one proton are added to #NADP^+#?

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Mar 20, 2016

Answer:

The molecule produced is #"NADPH"#.

Explanation:

The structure of #"NADP"^+# is

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The positive charge is on the #"N"# atom in the nicotinamide ring.

In biochemical reactions, #"NADP"^+# acts as a "hydride" acceptor.

The hydride is not #"H"^"-"#, but its chemical equivalent, #"H"^+ + 2"e"^"-"#

The hydrogen atom adds to the nicotinamide ring, converting the molecule to #"NADPH"#.

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