welcome to the cellular respiration show, we will be teaching you all about the 3 steps of cellular respiration!
The three steps to cellular respiration is glycolysis, kreb's cycle other wise known as the citric acid cycle, and the final stage is the electron transport chain.
The first stage of cellular respiration is glycolysis which happens in the cytoplasm and it is the process of breaking down of sugar. It takes 1 molecule of glucose, a 6 carbon compound and is transformed into 2 molecules of the 3 carbon compound pyruvic acid.
The second stage of cellular respiration is the kreb cycle which occurs in the mitochondria. In this stage it takes the pyruvic acid and breaks it down in a series in reactions. These reactions extract energy and produce the reactant that allows the cycle to start again.
The final stage of cellular respiration is the electron transport chain which happens in the inner mitochondria and uses the high-energy electrons from glycolysis and the Krebs cycle to synthesize ATP from ADP.
This was the cellular respiration show, hopefully you enjoyed and fully understand how cellular respiration or fermentation works, and see ya next time!!!