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There's a fairly large misconception here. The huge amount of energy that's available from respiration, and which drives the synthesis of ATP, in fact comes from that reaction that you consider secondary, and that's the transfer of electrons to oxygen. If you want to think of it as two separate reactions, then the first one $$Glucose + 12\ {NAD}^+ + 6 H2O ⇌ ...



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