Work Step by Step
A 16-carbon fatty acid will be broken down into 8 2-carbon pieces (as acetyl coA) to be fed into cellular respiration. The 8 pieces are produced by 7 rounds of B-oxidation, each of which yields a net of 3 ATP (21 total so far). Then, the Krebs cycle produces 10 ATP per acetyl coA, or 80 total. 80+21=101.