Oxaloacetate + Acetyl CoA + H2O = Citrate + CoA This is an example of
a. Acetyl CoA + oxaloacetate + H2O → citrate + CoA
b. The initial “ CONDENSATION” of Acetyl CoA with oxaloacetate to form citrate is catalyzed by a
condensing enzyme “citrate synthase’
c. The condensation reaction, which form citryl CoA, is followed by Hydrolysis of the thioester bond of CoA, accompanied by considerable loss of free energy as Heat, ensuring that the reaction goes to completion.