why is respiration an exothermic reaction?

Asked by  | 26th Apr, 2008, 02:51: PM

Expert Answer:

Exothermic reactions are reactions that give out heat energy.

Respiration is an exothermic reaction because in it food is broken down using oxygen, to release heat energy.

Answered by  | 28th Apr, 2008, 10:05: AM

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