How many ATP molecules are generated from oxidation of FADH2 formed during complete oxidation of 10 molecules of maltose?
- As maltose is a disaccharide ( made up of two glucose molecules )and for one glucose molecule , 2 FADH2 are formed after complete oxidation.
- Then for one maltose molecule 4 FADH2 will be formed (since maltose has 2 glucose molecules).
- Such 10 molecules of maltose will give 40-FADH2.
- 1-FADH2 produces 2ATP during oxidative phosphorylation ,so total ATP formed =80