Up to the present, these collecting and distribution points remain just as open to
question as the seperation of the transfered energy into hydrogen protons and electrons or their reunion at the end
of the transport chain.
„The respiratory chain is unique in as much as it is the place, where hydrogen atoms are first
split up into protons and electrons. These electrons pass through a series of electron carriers“.
„At different stages in the course of this reaction chain, protons and electrons are temporarily
„But it is only at the very end of the electron transport chain that the electrons and protons
are reunited for good“.