When a substrate is being metabolised, why does not all the energy that is produced get released in one step? It is released in multiple steps. What is the advantage of step-wise release?

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The advantages of stepwise energy release in oxidation are:
    - Prevention of all the energy being used up in one go
    - Stored energy reserves in the form of ATP can also be used in future
    - The making of intermediary products also requires energy
    - The stored energy can also be used in other processes in the body

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