maybe i'm slow or something, ...
i look at this and can't help but think "the energy is backwards", ...
to me, it looks like ammonium has the lowest energy, and nitrate has the highest
this is backwards to my familiarity with bacteria & whatnot looking at the nitrogen cycle trying to obtain energy from ammonia, and releasing nitrite, and obtaining energy from nitrite and releasing nitrate.
i'm sure it's some mental stumbling block but i look at this and can't wrap my head around it, it just seems backwards
my head says Ammonia/ammonium should have the highest energy
am i just daft here and missing the obvious or is there something going on i'm just not getting ? :( page.png