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Respiration
is released of energy from the breakdown of food molecules in the presence of oxygen
Why is energy so important?
Without the ability to produce and use energy, living things would cease to exisit. Cells use energy for virtually everything they do. Energy is required to build proteins, to pump ions across the cell membrane to copy genetic info. and even more. Energy is produced from the food you eat.
Alcoholic fermentation
causes bread dough to rise.
Kreb Cycle
The chemical bonds in pyrvic acid are broken in a series of reactions.
Glycolysis
the series of reactions in which a molecule of glucose is broken down
Lactic acid fermentation
occurs when you engage in vigorous exercise
photosynthesis
process by which green plants use energy of sunlight to produce carbohydrates.
ATP
energy-storage compound in cells