Explain how the double membrane within Mitochondria and Chloroplasts help with their functions of metabolic reactions (cellular respiration, and photosynthesis). Include why increased surface area is important within both organelles.
The double membrane increases the surface area of the organelles. The surface of the organelles is where many reactions occur, such as the creation of ATP. The larger the surface area, the more protein the mitochondria will receive, which will lead to more ATP produced. The larger the surface area, the more sunlight chloroplast will absorb, leading to more sucrose being produced.