Respiration Quiz

Do you know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration?

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What is Cellular Respiration?

Cellular respiration is the reaction that takes place within cells in order to provide them with the energy they need. Cells need the energy to function properly, for example, cells need the energy to maintain our internal body temperatures at approximately 37°C. We need to maintain a high body temperature to maximize the efficiency of useful reactions in the body that are catalyzed by enzymes. This respiration quiz will help you to understand the differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

The balanced symbol equation for respiration is:
C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O + 38 ATP
This should seem very familiar since the balanced symbol equation for photosynthesis is the exact opposite (excluding the ATP).
The balanced symbol equation for photosynthesis is:
6CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2
The only thing missing that we don’t include in this equation is energy that comes from the sun.
In case you’re unsure, ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the chemical that we use to store all of our energy for rapid use. We hold this energy in one of the bonds between adenosine and phosphate, breaking it to release the energy (making ADP or adenosine diphosphate) and reforming it to store the energy again.

What is the Word Equation for Respiration?

glucose + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water. The equation is the mirror image of the word equation for photosynthesis since it is the reverse reaction.

Is Respiration Endothermic or Exothermic?

Respiration is an exothermic reaction. Both plants and animals use respiration to release the energy stored within glucose that was initially formed via the endothermic reaction of photosynthesis.

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