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Photosynthesis And Cellular Respiration Relationship

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The relationship between Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration is that the reactants on photosynthesis are the products to cellular respiration, and the products of photosynthesis are the reactant. Photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while cellular respiration puts it back into the atmosphere. Photosynthesis releases oxygen into the atmosphere, and cellular respiration uses that oxygen to release energy from food. Cellular respiration and photosynthesis differ because they occur in different places and they do different things. Cellular respiration is the breakdown of glucose to release stored energy for a cell to use. The formula for respiration is C6H12O6 (Glucose)+6O2 (Oxygen) in the presences of enzymes → 6CO2 (Carbon dioxide) + 6H2O (Water)+ ATP (Energy). ATP is Adenosine Triphosphate. Respiration takes place in the cytoplasm and the…show more content…
starches) and oxygen as a waste product. The formula for photosynthesis is 6CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) + 6H2O (Water) in the presents of sunlight and chlorophyll → C6H12O6 (Glucose)+ O2 (Oxygen). In order for photosynthesis to occur the plants have to have energy from sunlight and chlorophyll. The rates of photosynthesis are affected by the amount of water, temperature, and the intensity of sunlight. Just like respiration, photosynthesis has two phases but they do different things. The first phase is the Light Phase where chlorophyll absorbs red, blue, violet light (energy) to produce ATP for the dark phase and to split H20 into hydrogen and oxygen. The light phase can only occur when light is present. The second phase is the Dark Phase also known as the Calvin Cycle. In this phase it uses the ATP produced from the light phase to join atmospheric CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) to the H2 (Hydrogen) to make C6H12O6
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