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1

What's the word equation for photosynthesis?

carbon dioxide + water -> glucose + oxygen

2

What does the xylem do?

xylem in the stem transports water from the roots to the leaves

3

What's a limiting factor?

A limiting factor is something that limits how fast photosynthesis takes place

4

What are 3 limiting factors?

light
temperature
carbon dioxide concentration

5

What's anaerobic respiration?

The release of energy from glucose in the absence of oxygen

6

When do we respire anaerobically?

when their is insufficient oxygen for aerobic respiration to take place

7

What's the consequences of lactic acid build up?

Cause muscles to contract less efficiently and with less force

8

What's oxygen debt?

The breakdown of lactic acid is an oxidation reaction
Lactic acid + oxygen -> Carbon dioxide + water

9

What's metabolism?

the sum of all the chemical reaction take place in your body

10

What's metabolic rate?

the rate at which the chemical reactions take place

11

What are some factors that affect metabolism?

gender
inheritance
age
physical activity