Learner Resource 3

Learner Resource 3
Sort these phrases into the correct order to explain the production of ATP by the process of
oxidative phosphorylation.
Energy from electron
transfer is used to pump
protons into the
intermembrane space
ATP synthase produces
Protons combine with
electrons and oxygen to
form water
A proton gradient is set up
across the crista (high in
the intermembrane space,
low in the matrix)
Protons diffuse through the
channel protein (ATP
synthase) into the matrix
Electrons are accepted by
the first cytochrome carrier
and then pass from carrier
to carrier
Reduced NAD is
reoxidised, releasing
hydrogen atoms which split
into protons and electrons
NAD is reduced during
glycolysis and the Krebs
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