Why are oxygen and carbon dioxide important to mitochondria?

1 Answer
Jan 5, 2017

Oxygen and carbon dioxide are both involved in cellular respiration, which occurs in the mitochondria.


In order for organisms to make ATP (energy), a process called cellular respiration occurs in the mitochondria of cells. The reactants of cellular respiration are oxygen and glucose. The products of cellular respiration are carbon dioxide, water, and ATP.

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