Explaing the Electron Transport Chain
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ATP is making them go really fast.
How is this done? With the Electron Transport Chain.
The energy we get from food must be converted into ATP.
This is the final step of aerobic respiration. Oxygen is needed for this process.
The energy from NADH and FADH2 is transferred into ATP. High energy electrons are released from these, and move along electron transport chains, like the ones in photosynthesis.
As they are moving along the chain, some of the energy gets captured. The energy pumps hydrogen ions to flow back across the mitochondrial membrane, and goes through ATP synthase to make ATP.
About 36-38 ATP is made. Well, until next time!