I have searched the web and found that 10 protons are suppose to get pumped out during the electron cycle, but i'm a bit confused.
I'm trying to count, for every complex(1/3/4), the number of protons that are reduced in the matrix versus the number of protons added to the intermembrane space. The numbers don't add up.
- complex 1: 4 protons reduced, 4 protons added.
- complex 3: 2 protons reduced, 4 protons added.
- complex 4: 2 protons reduced(not counting the ones that condens to H2O), 2 protons added.