ATP hydrolysis

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Jasmin Argueta 1K
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ATP hydrolysis

Postby Jasmin Argueta 1K » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:19 pm

During lecture we learned that ATP hydrolysis goes in the forward direction, although how is this possible If the physiological ATP concentration is 8.435x10^-3. Isn't the rule that if K<10^-3 then equilibrium lies to the left.

Aidan Ryan 1B
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Re: ATP hydrolysis

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:10 pm

The rule about direction, as far as I remember, is when the Kq is compared to Kc. The 10^-3 rule is about strong acids/ bases and disassociation.

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