In your own words, describe the general purpose of cellular respiration? (In other words, what is the ‘big picture’ of this chapter?)
The general purpose of the “cellular respiration” in animal or in plant cells is to convert the glucose (sugar) to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which provides energy to the cell to perform various functions.
Two reactions takes place to convert glucose to ATP and those are catabolic reactions and anabolic reactions. Catabolic reactions. Breaking of glucose (sugar) into adenosine triphosphate
During cellular respiration, a glucose molecule is broken down into carbon dioxide and water. Along with that, some ATP is produced directly in the reactions that transform glucose. Much more ATP, however, is produced later in a process called oxidative phosphorylation
EX C6H12O6 + 6O2 -------------------> 6CO2 + 6H2O + ~38 ATP
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