For the reaction of glucose with oxygen to produce carbon
For the reaction of glucose with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water,
Glucose + 6O2 → S 6CO2 + 6H2O
The DG° is 22880 kJ mol –1, a strongly exergonic reaction. However, a sample of glucose can be maintained indefinitely in an oxygen-containing atmosphere. Reconcile these two statements.
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