please tell that respiration is exothermic reaction or not ,if it is then how?
Asked by arihant29 | 15th Apr, 2009, 09:53: PM
Yes, respiration is exothermic.
Exothermic reactions are reactions that give out heat energy.
Respiration is the breakdown of food, using oxygen, to release energy. The equation for respiration is:-
sugar + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water + energy
Our body uses this energy for growth, body building, repair etc.
Answered by | 17th Apr, 2009, 07:12: AM
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