describe aerobic respiration under the headings:
The citric acid cycle
The electron transport chain
The aerobic processing of glucose starts with the complete oxidation of glucose derivatives to carbon dioxide. This oxidation takes place in the citric acid cycle. The citric acid cycle is the final common pathway for the oxidation of fuel molecules—amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates. The electron transport chain is the final stage of aerobic respiration leading to the forming of ATP in the inner membrane of the mitochondrion. The emergent picture is that of coupled reactions through five protein structures associated with that inner membrane.