What are some products of cellular respiration?


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Cellular respiration products are water, carbon dioxide, heat and adenosine triphosphate or ATP. This applies to aerobic respiration. For anaerobic respiration, cellular respiration products are alcohol or lactic acid, carbon dioxide and ATP.

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Aerobic respiration requires oxygen and food molecules like glucose. Its products include energy in the form of ATP, which is stored in cells for use when required, and heat, which is released during aerobic respiration. Anaerobic respiration requires food molecules, such as glucose, but not oxygen. During anaerobic respiration, fungal and plant cells produce alcohol. Animal cells, including human cells, produce lactic acid. An example of anaerobic respiration is yeast fermentation, which produces ethyl alcohol or ethanol, a type of alcohol.

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