# Do plants perform cellular respiration?

Jun 9, 2018

Plants perform cellular respiration just like animals.

#### Explanation:

Plants do perform cellular respiration as during this process chemical energy stored in carbohydrates is transferred into ATP molecules.

The energy stored in carbohydrates is not directly available for any metabolic reaction or other cellular activity, but the energy stored in ATP molecules is readily available for these processes.

Thus cellular respiration is vital for all living organisms.

Jun 9, 2018

Yes!

#### Explanation:

All organisms use cellular respiration to survive, as it is the way for them to make energy and use it for all chemical processes, called metabolism.

The equation for cellular respiration for plants is:

${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} \left(a q\right) + 6 {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \to 6 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) + 6 C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 38 \setminus \text{ATP}$

$\text{ATP}$ is the main energy-carrying molecule.