Aerobic respiration

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Aerobic respiration is an enzyme-controlled process in living things. 

During aerobic respiration, glucose reacts with oxygen. this releases energy into your cells. 

Carbon dioxide and water are waste products of the reaction. 

We call it aerobic because it uses oxygen from the air.

Glucose + oxygen --> Carbon Dioxide + water (+energy)

Mitochondria - the site of respiration:

Mitochondria are found in plant and animal cells and it's where respiration takes place to release energy. They have a folded inner membrane which provides a large surface area for the enzymes involved in aerobic respiration. 

Cells which need a lot of energy; muscle and sperm cells, have lots of mitochondria to give them


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