Flashcards in Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration Deck (7)
What is cellular respiration?
An exothermic reaction which is continuously occurring in living cells. The energy transferred supplies all the energy for living processes.
Compare the processes of aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
Aerobic needs oxygen to work.
Aerobic produces CO2 + water, anaerobic produces lactic acid.
Aerobic respiration produces much more energy per glucose molecule than anaerobic respiration.
Both need glucose.
What do organisms need energy for?
Chemical reactions to build larger molecules.
What is the equation for aerobic respiration?
glucose + oxygen = carbon dioxide + water
C6 H12 O6 + O2 = CO2 + H2O
What is the equation for anaerobic respiration in muscles?
glucose = lactic acid
What is the equation for anaerobic respiration in plant and yeast cells?
glucose = ethanol + carbon dioxide