a molecule of ________ diphospate is created by a reaction between ATP and glucose

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This reaction is the first step in the glycolysis which is a very important part of the cellular respiration. When Glucose enters the reaction pathway, the ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) with the aid of an enzyme called Hexokinase, will release a phosphate group. This phosphate group will substitute the H in the OH group of Carbon number 6.

The reaction equation can be written as:

                        hexokinase

Glucose + ATP ---------------> Glucose-6-phosphate + ADP

 

ADP is called Adenosine diphosphate.

 

Therefore ADP is formed when ATP is reacted with glucose.

 

 

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