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Oct 11, 2016

# 6 CO_2 + 6 H_2O === 1 C_6H_12 O_6 + 6 O_2# photosynthesis
# 1 C_6 H_12O_6 + 6O_2 ==== 6CO_2 + 6H_2O # respiration.


The two general equations are exact opposites of each other.
Photosynthesis takes the raw materials of Carbon Dioxide and Water , uses sunlight and enzymes to create glucose sugars and Oxygen.

Cellular Respiration uses the glucose produced by photosynthesis to create energy in the cell ( 36 molecules of ATP) to do this the cell " burns" or oxidizes the sugar using Oxygen.

These two process are mutually depended on each other.