please tell that respiration is exothermic reaction or not ,if it is then how?

Asked by arihant29 | 15th Apr, 2009, 09:53: PM

Expert Answer:

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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