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QUESTION:

Cyanide binds with at least one molecule involved in producing ATP. If a cell is exposed to cyanide, most ofthe cyanide would be found within the

a. mitochondria.

b. ribosomes.

c. peroxisomes

d. lysosomes.

e. endoplasmic reticulum

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QUESTION:

Cyanide binds with at least one molecule involved in producing ATP. If a cell is exposed to cyanide, most ofthe cyanide would be found within the

a. mitochondria.

b. ribosomes.

c. peroxisomes

d. lysosomes.

e. endoplasmic reticulum

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The main energy unit of the cell is ATP or adenosine triphosphate. A ribose sugar, an adenine base, and three phosphate groups make up ATP. Adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and inorganic phosphate (Pi) are produced when the link between the second and third phosphate groups in ATP collapses, liberating the energy retained.

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