The Differences Between Aerobic and Anaerobic Resp
Aerobic respiration requires oxygen and Anaerobic respiration does not. Anaerobic Respiration produces lactic acid, which is poisionous to cells. They both release energy, but Aerobic respiration releases much more energy.
The Word and Symbol Equations for Aerobic Respirat
Glucose = Oxygen = Energy = Carbon Dioxide = Water
C6H12O6 + 6O2 = CO2 = 6H2O
The Word Equations for Anaerobic Respiration
Glucose = Ethanol = Carbon Dioxide + Energy
C6H12O6 = 2C2H5OH + 2CO2
Glucose = Lactic Acid + Energy
C6H12O = 2C3H6O3
Breathing: Movement of air in and out
Ventilation: Mechanism of moving air in and out of lungs
Respiration: Chemcal reaction to release energy from food
Occurs in aveoli between the air and capillaries
How is this kept fast?
Large surface area - each air sac is made of many aveoli
Good blood supply - Each avoli is covered in capillaries
Short Diffuson path - The capillaries and aveoli wall are only one cell thick
Aveolus walls are moist - the oxygen can dissolve into this layer before moving into the capillaries. This helps diffusion to occur quickly
Why do we need this?
So the oxygen will travel around our bodies and make us respire aerobically, or else we will respire anaerobically. Diffusion also helps remove Carbon Dioxide which is poisionous