Anerobic Respiration

Breathing In a Different Way

What Is Anerobic Respiration

Anerobic respiration is breathing without using oxygen. It is used for when there isn't any oxygen and aerobic respiration cannot be done.

Balanced Chemical Equation

C6H12O6(s) = 2C2H5OH(l) + 2CO2(g)


glucose = ethanol + carbon dioxide

Type of Chemical Reaction

Anerobic respiration is a decomposition reaction

Why is Anerobic Respiration Important

Anerobic respiration is important because it allows us to produce energy when the intake of oxygen is insufficient. Sprinters use this form of respiration when they sprint very fast and the aerobic respiration cannot supply enough oxygen and energy to the body to replenish the energy used.

Resources

Obtaining Energy. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2015, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_21c/life_processes/energyrev3.shtml


Aerobic vs Anaerobic Respiration. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2015, from http://www.diffen.com/difference/Aerobic_Respiration_vs_Anaerobic_Respiration


Aerobic Respiration and Anaerobic Respiration - Pass My Exams: Easy exam revision notes for GSCE Biology. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2015, from http://www.passmyexams.co.uk/GCSE/biology/aerobic-and-anaerobic-respiration.html