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What is respiration?
Respiration is the way cells make energy from food. Respiration is a chemical reaction which happens in every all of every plant and animal.
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What is respiration usually confused with?
Ventilation
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What is aerobic respiration ?
When glucose reacts with oxygen to release energy.
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Why is it called aerobic respiration?
Because oxygen from the air is needed for it to work.
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What's the word equation for aerobic respiration ?
Glucose + oxygen = carbon dioxide + water
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What is released in the reaction?
Energy
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Where is the most respiration found?
In the mitochondria
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Does anaerobic need oxygen for it to happen?
No
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What's the equation for anaerobic respiration in humans?
Glucose = lactic acid
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What does anaerobic respiration produce much less of than aerobic respiration?
Energy
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What is the waste product from anaerobic respiration?
Lactic acid
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If lactic acid build up what happens?
Pain and tiredness.
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When is lactic acid only broken down ?
When you start aerobic respiration again
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Where does anaerobic respiration happen?
In microorganisms such as bacteria
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Why?
Because they need to release energy from glucose too
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What is the name where given to yeast when it carries out an anaerobic process?
Fermentation
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What is the word equation for fermentation?
Glucose = ethanol + carbon dioxide
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