# Glycolysis

Glycolysis is a metabolic pathway (i.e., a series of controlled chemical reactions occurring in a cell) that starts with glucose and converts it to pyruvic acid ${\displaystyle CH_{3}COCOOH}$), or equivalently pyruvate ions ${\displaystyle CH_{3}COCOO^{-}}$ and protons (${\displaystyle H^{+}}$ ions).
Substrate (input or reactant) for the process Glucose ${\displaystyle C_{6}H_{12}O_{6}}$ (glucose is a monosaccharide, i.e., a simple sugar)
Products of the process Pyruvic acid ${\displaystyle CH_{3}COCOOH}$ in ionized form