Location of energy release from food molecules?
The location of energy release from food molecules is in the mitochondria of the cell. The process in which energy is released from food molecules is known as cellular respiration.
a. Gas molecules are used to build simple food molecules for energy. b. Cells break down simple food molecules into ATP molecules and release the energy they contain. c. The cell's energy is diffused by osmosis and spread throughout the body through the cell membrane. d. Cells release food molecules and maximize their energy .
Breaking down food is usually called digestion, but this does not release its energy, it just makes the food molecules smaller and soluble so we can absorb them through the gut wall and into the bloodstream. The actual release of energy is respiration, which happens in the mitochondria of our cells.