B2: Aerobic Respiration

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Aerobic Respiration Equation

Glucose + Oxygen -> Carbon Dioxide + Water

C6H12O6 + 6O2 -> 6CO2 + 6H2O

ENERGY is also produced from this reaction

NOTE: aerobic respiration takes place in the mitochondria

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The Energy Produced

The energy produced in aerobic respiration is used:

  • to build up larger molecules using smaller molecules e.g. of protein
  • to enable muscles to contract
  • to maintain a steady body temperature for both mammals and birds when in colder surroundings
  • in plants to build up sugars, nitrates and other nutrients into amino acids which are then built up into protein
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