What are the reactants and products for cellular respiration?
Glucose and oxygen reactants while carbon dioxide and water are products .
The products and reactants of photosynthesis and cellular respiration are opposites. That is, without one the other cannot continue. The reactants of cellular respiration, glucose and oxygen, are the products of photosynthesis, and the reactants of photosynthesis, water, carbon dioxide and energy, are the products of cellular respiration.
Cellular respiration and photosynthesis are inverse reactions. This means that the reactants of respiration are the products of photosynthesis and the reactants of photosynthesis are the products of cellular respiration. In addition, both metabolic pathways are processes that provide energy to the cell.
The products of photosynthesis are the reactants of aerobic cellular respiration, and the products of aerobic cellular respiration are the reactants of photosynthesis. In chemical equations the reactants are written on the left side of the arrow and the products are written on the right side of the equation. Photosynthesis 6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2 Carbon dioxide plus water produces glucose plus oxygen. Aerobic cellular respiration C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O…
The statement " All the products of Photosynthesis i.e Sugar, Oxygen are the reactants of Cellular Respiration , and all the products of Cellular Respiration i.e Carbon Dioxide are the reactants of Photosynthesis ." ,describes that the two most integral metabolic processes i.e Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are inter-related .
In the overall reactions for both, the reactants of aerobic respiration are the products of photosynthesis, and the products of aerobic respiration are the reactants of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis provides the food and oxygen needed by themselves and other organisms for aerobic cellular respiration. Aerobic cellular respiration provides the carbon dioxide and water needed for photosynthesis.