2-phosphoglyceric acid

 

Reaction 8: Alcohol Dehydration

In this reaction, which is the dehydration of an alcohol, the -OH on C-3 and the -H on C-2 are removed to make a water molecule. At the same time a double bond forms between C-2 and C-3. This change makes the compound somewhat unstable, but energy for the final step of glycolysis.

This reaction is catalyzed by enolase.

 Phosphoenol Pyruvic Acid

Color Codes
C

H

N

O

P

S

Cl

F

 Click-hold mouse button to move structure.
Click "x" box to toggle between structures
.
 Move manually to match left window
  Spacefill / ball & stick   Optimal View - left window   Spacefill / ball & stick
Reaction Changes / ball & stick

Dehydrate the alcohol group to form alkene
  Reaction Changes / ball & stick
      

 

   Wireframe / ball & stick   Identify as glucose / ball & stick   Wireframe / ball & stick  
    MEP / ball & stick     MEP / ball & stick
    MEP (transparent) / ball & stick     MEP (transparent) / ball & stick