In this video, about cellular respiration, it reaches the basics behind this process along with the more difficult subjects. It begins by speaking on how all cells need the required adenosine triphosphate energy for short ATP energy.
The main goal of cellular respiration is to create ATP energy. The amoeba sisters explain that it doesn’t matter what type of cell it is prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells both require this energy to fully function. But the process differed depending on what type of cell it is. also, it goes into the similarities between photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
The main similarity is the chemical equations they’re so similar because of the processes. With photosynthesis, it’s making glucose while with cellular respiration it breaks glucose. Then the video goes through the steps of cellular respiration and the steps within the main steps. The first step is glycolysis when glucose is converted to pyruvate with two ATP and two coenzymes which doesn’t include oxygen. The second step is pyruvate oxidation, it uses oxygen and it’s when the pyruvate is oxidized and converted to carbon dioxide using ATP and four coenzymes two NADH and two FADH2.
the third step is when the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide are transferred to make ATP synthase which is used to make more ATP. Through the chemical equation, its seen that the carbon dioxide and water created are waste products. But in the end, there’s ATP energy created which was the whole goal of the process.