cellular respiration

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Cellular respiration, like photosynthesis, is associated with a cell organelle. Cellular respiration is a process where cells produce their own energy in order to survive. Here, cells use oxygen to break down the glucose molecules and store the energy into ATP molecules. The chemical reactions of cellular respiration take place in a cell’s mitochondria. The mitochondria consist of two membranes, an outer membrane and folded inner membrane. The first set of reactions take place in the area enclosed by the inner membrane and is called the Krebs cycle. The second set takes place within the inner membrane itself. In plants, once the energy that was in sunlight is converted into energy, by photosynthesis, the organism now as to make the chemical energy into a usable form. There are more steps to this and you are probably thinking, “when you eat a candy bar isn’t the sugar in the candy bar burnt by the body to provide energy”? The answer is yes and no. When we burn something in the air we combine that thing with oxygen, releasing
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CHEM 1034 taught by Professor Devicaris during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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