How is the energy given by electrons in the respiratory chain used?

by Will
(Southpoint)

I want to know the destiny of the energy given up by electrons as they move through the electrons transport chain (cell respiration).

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Electrons of the Respiratory Chain
by: Lucy

As you can read in the Cell Respiration review, the energy from electrons of the respiratory chain is used to pump protons out of the inner mitochondrial membrane.

The process creates a higher concentration of hydrogen ions outside the inner membrane and such concentration forces hydrogen to return to the mitochondrial matrix through the ATP synthetase, a passage that ultimately makes ATP synthetase to produce ATP.

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