Where is the chemical energy of sugar stored?

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The chemical energy in sugar is stored in the covalent bonds between the atoms that make up the sugar molecule.

 The sugar that is called glucose is made by plants during the process known as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis utilizes the green pigment called chlorophyll to capture sunlight energy. This green pigment...

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The chemical energy in sugar is stored in the covalent bonds between the atoms that make up the sugar molecule.

 The sugar that is called glucose is made by plants during the process known as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis utilizes the green pigment called chlorophyll to capture sunlight energy. This green pigment is stored in the chloroplasts of plant cell. During photosynthesis, sunlight energy is used to convert carbon dioxide gas and water into the sugar known as glucose and oxygen gas.

 Cellular respiration is the opposite of photosynthesis. Cellular respiration occurs in the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells. During cellular respiration, the glucose and oxygen gas that are made during photosynthesis are converted into water, carbon dioxide gas, and an energy source called ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

 

 

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