How many molecules of Acetyl CoA are produced in beta-oxidation of palmitic acid?

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β-oxidation is the biochemical process through which fatty acids are broken down for the production of energy in different tissues. In the β-oxidation pathway, one Acetyl CoA molecule is formed in each cycle of fatty acid β-oxidation. Palmitic acid is a 16C long-chain fatty acid. Palmitic acid undergoes seven cycles of β-oxidation which releases a 2C molecule is each time producing one Acetyl CoA in each cycle. The last 2C also produces one Acetyl CoA molecule. Thus, a total of 8 Acetyl CoA is produced due to the β-oxidation of Palmitic acid.