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Why is respiration considered an exothermic reaction? Explain.

 Why is respiration considered an exothermic reaction? Explain.

Grade:12

1 Answers

Anand Kumar Pandey
askIITians Faculty 5608 Points
2 months ago
Dear Student

Respiration is considered as an exothermic reaction because in respiration oxidation of glucose takes place which produces large amount of heat energy.
C6H12O6(aq) + 6O2(g) → 6CO2(g) + 6H2O (l) + Energy

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