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What happens to most of the ATP released during cellular respiration?

What happens to most of the ATP released during cellular respiration?

During cellular respiration, a glucose molecule is gradually broken down into carbon dioxide and water. Along the way, some ATP is produced directly in the reactions that transform glucose. Much more ATP, however, is produced later in a process called oxidative phosphorylation.

What happens to most of the energy released during cellular respiration?

Respiration releases energy – it is an exothermic process. The energy is stored in molecules of ATP . ATP can be broken down in other processes in cells to release the stored energy.