Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples


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Which of the following molecules are used as electron carriers during cellular respiration?

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1. Which of the following chemical reactions accurately describes the reduction of NAD during cellular respiration?

2. Which of the following represents the oxidized form of flavin adenine dinucleotide during cellular respiration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the role of electron carriers in cellular respiration? This quiz will help you determine how much you know about the answer to this question by testing your knowledge of NAD and FAD and how they store/transport energy during this important chemical reaction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will require you to:

  • Identify electron carriers
  • Recognize the chemical equation for the reduction of NAD
  • Identify true or false statements about NAD or FAD

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can view information regarding redox reactions in cellular respiration and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electron carriers in cellular respiration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the roles of FAD and NAD in cellular respiration

Additional Learning

For more information about cellular respiration, see the accompanying lesson titled Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples, which covers:

  • The chemical reaction for cellular respiration
  • A review of redox reactions
  • The role of electron carriers in cellular respiration
  • NAD and FAD as compared to NADH and FADH2