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ATP

Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is one of nucleic acid with a adenine base. ATP plays important roles in transporting chemical energy by exergonic dephosphorylation reaction that produces ADP.

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Hydrolysis

ATP → ADP + Pi
Standard conditionsΔGº' = -30.5 kJ/mol (-7.3 kcal/mol)
Physiological conditionsΔG ≈ -50 kJ/mol (-12 kcal/mol)

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