Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
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Chapter 3 - Section 3.6 - Metabolism and the Energy Reactions - Biology Matters: 1

Answer

The protein in the hamburger patty will be broken down into amino acids which can be used for glycolysis, be converted to acetyl groups, or enter the citric acid cycle. The carbohydrates in the bun and fries will be broken down into glucose which will enter glycosis. The fat in the cheese will be broken down into glycerol and three fatty acids. The glycerol can be converted to pyruvate and used for glycosis, and the three fatty acids are converted to an intermediate that enters the citric acid cycle.

Work Step by Step

The protein in the hamburger patty will be broken down into amino acids which can be used for glycolysis, be converted to acetyl groups, or enter the citric acid cycle. The carbohydrates in the bun and fries will be broken down into glucose which will enter glycosis. The fat in the cheese will be broken down into glycerol and three fatty acids. The glycerol can be converted to pyruvate and used for glycosis, and the three fatty acids are converted to an intermediate that enters the citric acid cycle.
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