The Biochemistry of Movement > Fats Are Oxidised to Release Energy in Cells
Fats are oxidised to release energy in cells
Students learn to:
- identify the importance of the oxidation of long-chain fatty acids in tissues
- explain that the decomposition of fatty acids occurs by oxidative removal of 2-carbon fragments
- identify the 2-carbon fragments as part of acetyl CoA
- process information from a simplified flow chart of biochemical pathways to identify and describe the oxidation of a typical fatty acid to acetyl CoA
Extract from Chemistry Stage 6 Syllabus (Amended October 2002). © 2009, Board of Studies NSW.