Aerobic Respiration Flashcards

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What is aerobic respiration and where does it occur?

Aerobic respiration is the process of transferring energy from glucose using oxygen. It occurs continuously in both animals and plants, primarily in the mitochondria.

What is the equation for aerobic respiration?

Glucose → Lactic acid
Or
C6H12O6 → 2C3H6O3

How does the equation for aerobic respiration compare to the equation for photosynthesis?

The equation for aerobic respiration is the reverse of the photosynthesis equation.

Why is aerobic respiration considered the most efficient method of energy transfer from glucose?

Because the glucose molecule is fully oxidised, releasing a large amount of energy.

Where do most of the reactions in aerobic respiration occur?

Most of the reactions in aerobic respiration occur in the mitochondria.

What are the products of aerobic respiration?

The products of aerobic respiration are carbon dioxide and water.

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