Phosphoric Acid Chemistry
Phosphoric acid is an integral part of some of the most important biomolecules in our body.
Reaction 1 depicts the conversion of phosphoenol pyruvate to pyruvate.
Phosphate is a part of many high-energy compounds in biological systems. Examples include ATP (adenosine triphosphate)) and GTP (guanosine triphosphate).
The phosphate anhydride bonds present in the ATP molecules are high-energy bonds. Which of the following is true regarding the hydrolysis of these bonds?
|A||The products of hydrolysis have less energy than that of the reactants.|
|B||The products of hydrolysis have the same energy as that of the reactants.|
|C||The reactants of hydrolysis have less energy than that of the products.|
|D||None of the above|