Why is respiration considered an exothermic reaction? Explain.

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We know that energy is required to support life.We get energy from the food we eat.

The large molecules of food are broken into a simpler substance like glucose during digestion.

Glocose and oxygen react to provide energy to the body. This reaction is a combination reaction named as respiration. In this whole process, energy is released so respiration is considered an exothermic reaction.

C_6H_1_2O_6(aq)+6O_2
ightarrow 6CO_2(g)+6H_2O(l)+Energy

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