Breaking ATP bonds and engergy

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Breaking ATP bonds and engergy

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:03 pm

If breaking bonds is an endothermic process and requires energy, then why does breaking down ATP into ADP also release energy?

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Re: Breaking ATP bonds and engergy

Postby lizzygaines1D » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:19 pm

it still requires energy to break ATP down, however you are gaining more energy from the release of P and your new bond is ADP which has less energy, so your net energy is a lot larger than what you supplied.

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