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Cellular Respiration Equation

The cellular respiration equation is a chemical statement that expresses the conversion of molecules, which takes place in the cells of all living organisms.


Cellular respiration equation

C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O + 36 ATP

Glucose + Oxygen → Carbon dioxide + Water  + Energy

Cellular Respiration Equation

C6H12O6 (Glucose)+6O2 + 36 ADP + 36 Pi (inorganic phosphates) → 6CO 2 + 6H2O + 36 ATP (Energy currency of the cell)

Once glucose is completely broken down, then the 36 ATP, 6 water and 6 carbon dioxide molecules will be released.

Note: This cellular respiration is an energy conversion process that starts in the cytoplasm and ends in the mitochondria for the generation of the energy carrier molecule, ATP. This energy-generating process requires various cellular enzymes.

All six carbon atoms of the glucose molecule are finally combined with oxygen atoms and released as six carbon dioxide molecules.