Cellular Respiration By: Kylie walters

Cellular Respiration: It is a catabolic process, it deals with breaking down molecules. The chemical formula for it is: C6H12O6 + 6O2 -> 6CO2 + 6H2O

Glycolysis: Glucose is broken down into two pyruvate molecules, ATP is used to drive the splitting of the glucose molecule. This process produces four ATP molecules. This happens in the cytoplasm of a cell, this process occurs in all organisms.

Krebs Cycle: The Krebs Cycle takes place in the matrix of the mitochondria, the major steps include the pyruvate molecules being made into Acetyl-CoA. It then is made into a 6-carbon molecule, then a CO2 molecule is released, making it a 5-carbon molecule, it releases another CO2 molecule turning it to a 4-carbon molecule (which is the starting material). During that process NAD+ turn into NADH four times, ADP turns to ATP and FAD2+ turns to FADH2.

Electron Transport Chain: The electron transport chain occurs in the membrane of the mitochondria. Electron transport is the last stage of cellular respiration. 34 ATP are made from the products of 1 glucose molecule.

Cellular Respiration is very important to us as huuman beings because without it we can not make energy. Without energy we are useless. It just guarantees that we have energy because it is being made all the time.

Citations: study.com, sparknotes.com, ck12, mheducation.com,

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