Why is respiration considered an exothermic reaction 

Asked by Manover | 3rd Jan, 2018, 07:30: PM

Expert Answer:

We get energy from food that we eat. This food is broken down into simple substances through the digestion process. 

Carbohydrates present in food are broken down to form glucose. This glucose combines with Oxygen in the cells of our body and provides energy.

This reaction is known as respiration.

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          (Glucose)

 Hence, respiration is considered as an exothermic reaction.

Answered by Ramandeep | 4th Jan, 2018, 09:53: AM