The Citric Acid Cycle

The Citric Acid CycleThe reductive citric acid cycle behaves like a chemical hurricane. Carbon atoms from CO 2 (yellow and orange) attach at either end of molecules. As the cycle proceeds (counterclockwise), they are drawn toward the interior (red) until the molecule splits at the top of the cycle, creating two smaller molecules (curved arrow), which then repeat the cycle. var FO = { movie:"http://images.the-scientist.com/content/images/articles/54716/infographic

Eric Smith
May 31, 2008

The Citric Acid Cycle

The reductive citric acid cycle behaves like a chemical hurricane. Carbon atoms from CO 2 (yellow and orange) attach at either end of molecules. As the cycle proceeds (counterclockwise), they are drawn toward the interior (red) until the molecule splits at the top of the cycle, creating two smaller molecules (curved arrow), which then repeat the cycle.

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