Respiration is a chemical reaction that can be expressed by the equation C6H12O6 plus 6O2 yields 6CO2 and 6H2O. This generally states that glucose and oxygen yield carbon dioxide and water. An aerobic reaction of this na... More » Science Chemistry

The simplified formula for aerobic cellular respiration is C6H12O6 (s) + 6 O2 (g) → 6 CO2 (g) + 6 H2O (l) + energy. The cellular respiration process consumes one molecule of glucose, and turns it into adenosine triphosph... More » Science Chemistry Chemical Equations

Anaerobic respiration is a type of respiration that takes place in the absence of oxygen and aerobic respiration. The steps of anaerobic respiration have some similarities to aerobic respiration. Both forms start their p... More » Science Biology
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