Answer to Question #20389 in Biochemistry for anna

Question #20389
why does ATP contains a large amount of energy?
Expert's answer
By the cell maintaining ATP at high concentrations and ADP and AMP at low concentrations the energy released from breaking ATP down to ADP or AMP is much larger than if there were equal amounts of ATP, ADP and AMP. This is why ATP is said to contain energy, like pushing a bowling ball to the top of a hill and then letting it roll down ATP releases energy when it is turned into its products.

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06.05.16, 15:12

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05.05.16, 14:44

I believe for the less scientific and/or complex minds we would need a more simplistic answer for us to fully understand the answer. I, for instance, do not have a highly scientific mind.

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