Metabolism of 1 mole of sucrose yields:?
how many moles of :
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A sucrose molecule is made up of a glucose and a fructose molecule. 1 mole of sucrose gets broken down to 1 mole of glucose and 1 mole of fructose. The metabolic pathway of both glucose and fructose are very similar.
1 mole of glucose yields 6 moles of CO2 and 1 mole of fructose yields 6 moles of CO2, therefore, 1 mole of sucrose will yield 12 moles of CO2
1 mole of glucose yields 36 ATP and 1 mole of fructose yields 36 moles of ATP, therefore, 1 mole of sucrose will yield 72 moles of ATP.
Following the same logic, 1 mole of sucrose will yield 6 moles of Acetyl CoA (3 from glucose and 3 from fructose) and 4 moles of pyruvate (2 from glucose and 2 from sucrose)