To remember respiration uses Glucose
Respiration occurs in animals and plants.
C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + Energy + 6H2O
(Energy is produced in the form of ATP)
In resting after perspiring (respiration) at the gym there is only one thing to do and that is to have a big drink of glucose to replenish the energy used.
Respiration uses glucose.
During days with light photosynthesis makes glucose, some of which is then used in respiration.
During cloudy days and the night when photosynthesis slows down or stops, respiration is still going on. This occurs in the mitochondria.
Glucose + O2 → CO2 + Energy (ATP) + H2O
Respiration occurs in mitochondria to produce ATP. ATP is the energy that keeps humans alive. It’s the powerhouse to power existing cells and build new ones.