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What are the products of cellular respiration?

Posted May 30, 2023


The final products of cellular respiration are ATP,  water, and carbon dioxide. After oxidative phosphorylation, a net total of 36-38 ATP molecules are produced. Cellular respiration converts the oxygen and glucose molecules into water and carbon dioxide. Water and carbon dioxide are byproducts and ATP is the source of energy that is converted from the overall process. Typically, during cellular respiration one molecule of glucose is metabolized to generate six molecules of carbon dioxide and six molecules of water.

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