Out of respiration and photosynthesis which is anabolic and which is catabolic process. Why?
- A catabolic process is a process by which complex compounds are broken down into simpler components or molecules and releases energy.
- Whereas, the anabolic process creates complex molecules broken down in catabolism by utilizing energy and these molecules remain in the organism to be used again.
- Photosynthesis is an anabolic process as it combines carbon dioxide and water in the presence of solar energy to form a complex substance called glucose in the leaves.
- Respiration is a catabolic process as it breaks down complex molecules into simpler ones with release of energy in the form of ATP molecule.