Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Test Your Understanding - Level 2 - Application/Analysis: 5

Answer

D. Pyruvate.

Work Step by Step

The oxidizing agent is the one which takes hydrogens and electrons from something else. Since NADH clearly loses electrons and hydrogen, and since the oxidizing agent must be on the reactant (left) side of the reaction, pyruvate is the clear choice.
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