Asked by  | 15th Jun, 2009, 07:32: PM

Expert Answer:

The carboxylate ion of pyruvic acid, CH3COCOO-, is known as pyruvate. Pyruvate is formed in the processing of carbohydrates and proteins that serves as an energy source for cells. It is a key intersection in several metabolic pathways.

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2009, 09:00: PM

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