What other forms of energy are produced from the chemical energy used during cellular respiration?  please give an answer that is good for a grade 9 student

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Cellular respiration is the process by which animal cells create the energy they need to conduct life processes.  This energy is created by breaking down a simple sugar, like glucose (C6H12O6, subscipts) by combining it with oxygen.  This releases energy which is stored in the form of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.  Some of this energy is also released as heat.  The average temperature of a human being is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  It should be noted this temperature is the sum total of all the cells in a person's body performing the process of cellular respiration.  The equation for cellular respiration is shown below:

C6H12O6 + O2 (subscripts) ---> CO2 + H2O (subscripts) + energy (ATP and heat)


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