# How does a mitochondria relate to photosynthesis?

Jun 20, 2015

The mitochondrion converts the carbohydrates formed by photosynthesis into ${\text{CO}}_{2}$ and $\text{H"_2"O}$, with the energy going into the formation of $\text{ATP}$.

#### Explanation:

Photosynthesis is food production using the energy from sunlight.

${\text{6CO"_2 + "6H"_2"O" → "C"_6"H"_12"O"_6 + "6O}}_{2}$

Chloroplasts are the organelles where photosynthesis occurs.

Mitochondria are the organelles that convert the energy in food into ATP to be used as chemical energy by the cell.

$\text{C"_6"H"_12"O"_6 + "6O"_2 →"6CO"_2 + "6H"_2"O" +"ATP}$