## anonymous 3 years ago Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are often described in two ways: (1) they are chemically opposite; and (2) they have a relationship to each other. Explain what these two statements mean. Be sure to include the specific substances used and released by each process.

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1. anonymous

Photosynthesis takes in Carbon dioxide and produces Oxygen. Cellular Respiration takes in oxygen and produces Carbon Dioxide

2. anonymous

Okay let's look at the basics of photosynthesis: it takes sunlight (energy), water and carbon dioxide to produce glucose and oxygen. this is the chemical formula: $Energy + 6H_2O+6CO_2 \rightarrow C_6H_{12}O_6+6O_2$

3. anonymous

Okay now the basics of Cellular respiration: Takes glucose, oxygen to make water carbon dioxide and heat (enegry)

4. anonymous

one relationship to eachother is that they need each other to function

5. anonymous

also listen to the guy above me he knows what hes talking about haha

6. anonymous

This is the equation: $C_6H_{12}O_6 + 6O_2 \rightarrow 6H_2O + 6CO_2 + Energy$

7. anonymous

Thanks y'all!

8. anonymous

So just by looking at the equations we can see that they are opposite. And we can also see that what plants produce, we consume! and what we produce, plants consume! its a beautiful codependent symbiosis