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Thermodynamics and Free Energy: Electron Carriers

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Electron carriers such as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) are used in energy-capturing processes such as photosynthesis and respiration. They play a central role in the redox reactions that occur at the time of energy harvest from the carbon source.

What is the function of an oxidizing agent?

A

Molecules that donate electrons.

B

A molecule that becomes oxidized.

C

A molecule that gains electrons.

D

Molecules that combines with oxygen.