[Plant-education] Respiration question

plant-ed at iubio.bio.indiana.edu plant-ed at iubio.bio.indiana.edu
Thu Apr 28 09:22:30 EST 2005


Please see my question. The quote below is from a new botany book,
chapter on respiration.
 
 "In other words, about 38% of the energy [from glucose] is conserved in
the ATP. The remainder is lost as heat." 
 
Would not some of the energy also remain in the covalent bonds of CO2
and water?
 
jim
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