The Biochemistry of Movement > 9.7.7. Glycolysis is the first stage of the decomposition of glucose to release energy > The End Product Of Glycolysis >
Identify the end product of glycolysis as 2-oxopropanoate (pyruvate)
- Over the course of glycolysis, the glucose molecule, which contains six carbon molecules, is broken down into two 3-carbon pyruvate molecules.
- Because of the pH of the cytoplasm, the pyruvic acid actually exists in its anion form, 2-oxopropanoate. Pyruvic acid becomes largely dissociated in the cell’s normal pH.