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    (Original post by Jennifer50)
    What's the difference between a phosphate group(DNA) and inorganic phosphate group(ATP)?
    So the phosphates in ATP are also organic, a phosphate only becomes inorganic when it's just on its own. Organic basically refers to molecules with a carbon backbone. So if a phosphate (or phosphates) are associated with a carbon based molecule, as is the case in ATP and DNA, then it is organic. Hydrolysis of ATP forms ADP and an inorganic phosphate, because the phosphate is no longer bound to anything
 
 
 
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