Whats the difference between adenine and adenosine

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Where is each used, plz help. (alevel bio)
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Where is each used, plz help. (alevel bio)
Adenine is a base found in DNA and RNA. Adenine pairs with Thymine in DNA and with Uracil in RNA.

For adenosine, you'll be familiar with adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the most common energy store found in the cell. It acts as an immediate supply of energy which is released when ATP is hydrolysed to ADP and an inorganic phosphate ion.
ATP ⇌ ADP + Pᵢ

Adenosine is actually a derivative of adenine (adenine + ribose). When you phosphorylate adenosine, you get ADP and ATP.
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In ATP is the base still adenine right? but its just called adenosine
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Adenine is a base found in DNA and RNA. Adenine pairs with Thymine in DNA and with Uracil in RNA.

For adenosine, you'll be familiar with adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the most common energy store found in the cell. It acts as an immediate supply of energy which is released when ATP is hydrolysed to ADP and an inorganic phosphate ion.
ATP ⇌ ADP + Pᵢ

Adenosine is actually a derivative of adenine (adenine + ribose). When you phosphorylate adenosine, you get ADP and ATP.
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In ATP is the base still adenine right? but its just called adenosine
ATP is based on adenine.

Adenine + ribose --> adenosine
When you phosphorylate adenosine, phosphate groups are substituted, giving adenosine diphosphate and adenosine triphosphate.
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