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In the chemical reaction for cellular respiration, glucose is broken down and electrons are picked up and carried about until they are finally accepted by oxygen. Whose electrons were they to begin with? Did they come from the carbon in glucose or were they part of the hydrogen atoms that are in the glucose molecule? or both? I am asking because I am a biologist trying to teach this reaction to tenth graders and I can't answer this question!
Re: In cellular respiration, what atoms lose the electrons that are carried ?
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