Cellular Respiration By Sage Hastriter

Chemical reaction for Cellular repiration

Cellular respiration is the chemical reaction in which glucose and oxygen are turned into water, carbon dioxide, and energy (ATP). In this reaction, glucose and oxygen are reactants, while water, carbon dioxide, and energy (ATP) are products.


This is the process that takes place in the cytoplasm. This process crates 2 ATP's and 2 NADPS, but in the end uses these products. Gluclose(6C) is broken down into 2PGALS(Phosphoglyceraldehyde- 3 Carbon Molecules) This process takes 2 ATP molecules. 3PGAL's(3C) are converted to 2 pyruates an this crates 4ATP's and 2 NADPH's.

Krebs cycle

This cycle takes place within the mitochondria. 2NADH's are created per 1 per pyruvate. Also 2CO2 are released per 1 pyruvate. 6NADH's are generated when 3 per Acetly CoA that enters. 2FADH2 is generated when 1 Acetly CoA that enters. 2ATP are generated when 1 per Acetly CoA that enters. 4Co2's are released when 2 Acetly CoA enters.

Electron transport cycle

This process occers within the Krebs cycle, in the mitochondria. This process usually creates 32 ATP's. ATP is generated when H+ as it moves down the concentration gradient with a special enzyme called ATP synthase. The net energy production is 36 ATP. Anaerobic Respiration- gins no energy and coverts NADP to NAD+.

Why is Cellular respiration important?

Faculty resources from Thomas Nelson Community College explain that cellular respiration is the process by which cells produce adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP is the molecule that carries energy for the cells of an organism, and it functions as a “currency” for the cells in an organism. Cells cannot store ATP; instead, they must produce it continuously or the organism will die.

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