In the respiration equation, does energy act as a reactant or a product? explain.
The correct answer will be- product
Cellular respiration is a complex process which involves the oxidation of the glucose molecule to produce energy molecule in the form of ATP.
The process of respiration is a metabolic process which involves the combining of the glucose and oxygen to produce the molecules called products which are the carbon dioxide, the metabolic water and the energy in the form of ATP.
Since ATP is produced in the cellular respiration, therefore, the product is the correct answer.
As a product
It acts as a product, the glucose bonds are broken apart – releasing the chemical energy stored in it. Cellular respiration uses glucose and oxygen, and it makes water and carbon dioxide
A. The right answer is reactant.
The convertion solar energy into biochemical energy happen through photosynthesis in plants.
Solar energy is the fraction of electromagnetic energy coming from the sun and passing through the atmosphere, which absorbs some of the energy, and reaches the surface of the Earth.
On Earth, solar energy is at the origin of the cycle of water, wind and photosynthesis carried out by the vegetable kingdom, on which the animal kingdom depends through the food chains.
B. Sunlight energy is converted into chemical-stored energy (glucose).
The transformation of light energy into chemical energy is the role of chlorophyll, a molecule present in chloroplasts, key organelles of photosynthesis. The chlorophyllian cells are aligned under the upper translucent epidermis of the leaves. Photosynthetic activity is proportional to light intensity.
C . The right answer is product.
In medicine and biology, the term "respiration" refers to the production of energy by cells.
Respiration can refer also to inhalation and exhalation of gases and cellular respiration which allows, by degrading glucose through oxygen, to get energy.
D. Energy produced in respiration is stored in form of ATP molecules.
Glucose as a food is "burned" in the presence of oxygen in the cells of animals and plants.
Breathing releases energy stored in glucose (during photosynthesis). Most of this energy is transferred to an energy molecule that can be used by all cells: ATP.
In the respiration equation, the energy act as a "product" because the energy is generated from the oxidation of the stored molecule which is glucose.
During photosynthesis the energy act as a reactant to generate sugar molecules but during respiration the produced sugar molecule is used to produce energy through oxidative phosphorylation. Hence, during the respiration energy acts as a product rather than a reactant because the product of respiration is ATP molecule which is a high energy product of respiration.