Figure 18.28. ATP Synthesis Mechanism.

Figure 18.28ATP Synthesis Mechanism

One of the oxygen atoms of ADP attacks the phosphorus atom of Pi to form a pentacovalent intermediate, which then forms ATP and releases a molecule of H2O.

From: Section 18.4, A Proton Gradient Powers the Synthesis of ATP

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Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
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