# Question

Cells use the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate, abbreviated ATP, as a source of energy. Symbolically, this reaction can be represented as ATP(aq) + H2O(l) â†’ ADP(aq) + H2PO4-(aq) where ADP represents adenosine diphosphate. For this reaction Î”Go = 230.5 kJ/ mol.
a. Calculate K at 25oC.
b. If all the free energy from the metabolism of glucose C6H12O6(s) + 6O2(g) â†’ 6CO2(g) + 6H2O(l) goes into the production of ATP, how many ATP molecules can be produced for every molecule of glucose?

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