Anaerobic and Aerobic Respiration

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  • Created on: 22-04-08 20:17

Aerobic Respiration

Glucose + Oxygen ----> Carbon Dioxide + Water (+ Energy)

  • Used for most of the time in our bodies
  • Releases more energy than anaerobic respiration
  • Not as quick as anaerobic respiration
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Anaerobic Respiration

Glucose -----> Lactic Acid (+Energy)

  • Quicker energy release
  • Not as efficient
  • Lactic Acid builds up in muscles causing cramps
  • After exercise oxygen is needed to break down the lactic acid into oxygen and water, so deep breathing continues
  • This is called OXYGEN DEBT
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