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In the mitochondrial electron transport system, for every two pairs of electrons which pass from NADH molecules through a sequential series of cytochrome enzymes to molecular oxygen generate



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A

6 ATP

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B

2 ATP

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C

3 ATP

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D

4 ATP


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The correct option is B

6 ATP


In mitochondrial electron transport system, for every single pair of electrons which passes from NADH molecules through a sequential series of cytochrome enzymes to molecular oxygen generates 3 ATP. So, two pairs of electrons would generate a total of 6 ATP.

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