Pyruvate Oxidation

2 Acetyl groups as acetyl CoA (2 carbons)

2 Acetyl groups as acetyl CoA (2 carbons)

Diplomonads

6 H2O

Summary of reactants and products: C6H12O6 + 6 O2 6 CO2 + 6 H2O + 36 ATP

6 H2O

Summary of reactants and products: C6H12O6 + 6 O2 6 CO2 + 6 H2O + 36 ATP

7.16 Cellular Respiration Yields More Energy Than Glycolysis Does Carriers are reduced in pyruvate oxidation and the citric acid cycle, then oxidized by the respiratory chain. These reactions produce ATP via the chemiosmotic mechanism.

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