9 pages (2250 words)
, Download 1
...respiration After three steps during respiration, a molecule of glucose and 6 molecules of oxygen are converted to 6 molecules of carbon dioxide, water and energy (Rich, PR, 2003) as shown below.
C6H12O6 + 6O2 ----- 6CO2 + 6H2O + 36 ATP
However, the process of generating energy during cellular respiration is not as simple as the equation looks. Cellular respiration can be defined as a process of oxidizing fuel molecules such as glucose to carbon dioxide and water. The energy released during this process is held in the ATP molecules for all the energy consuming activities of the cell. The fuel molecules used by the cells include glucose, amino acids and fatty acids and the common electron... Cellular...