Reaction 8: Oxidation
This slightly unusual oxidation reaction results in the removal
of the hydrogens from saturated alkyl carbons to form an alkene.
The hydrogen acceptor is the coenzyme FAD instead of the more
usual NAD+. This will be significant when the ATP is tabulated
from the electron transport chain, since this coenzyme is in
the enzyme complex 2. Only 2 ATP result from this reaction in
the electron transport chain.
This reaction is catalyzed by succinate dehydrogenase.