Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration

Connections Between Both Processes

By Ivan Macsemchuk and Ashwin Suresh

Similarities Between Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

Both Processes make ATP when processing.

Both have Reactants and Products.

Use ATP to carry out functions.

In plants, the reactants in photosynthesis are the products in cellular respiration and vice versa.

Differences Between Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

Both have different Products and Reactants.

Photosynthesis:

6CO2 + 6H2O ==> C6H12O6 + 6O2

Cellular Respiration:

C6H12O6 + 6O2 ==> 6CO2 + 6H2O

Animal Cellular Respiration

Plant Cellular Respiration