Asked by: Soufiane Kotschenreuther
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th February, 2020

What do humans and animals do with the co2 produced when glucose breaks down?

During cellular respiration animal cells combine oxygen with food molecules to release energy to live and function. Remember that cellular respiration produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. Animals use energy to grow, reproduce, and to function. They release the carbon dioxide into the air as a waste product.

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Similarly, it is asked, what happens to the co2 that is produced in the reaction?

The carbon dioxide breathed out is a by-product of the process of cell respiration, as is water. When that reacts with oxygen (O2) in the cells, it produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). C6H12O6 plus 6O2 gives 6CO2 plus 6H2O plus energy. We use the energy and the carbon dioxide is breathed out as gas.

One may also ask, how do most animals produce carbon dioxide? When an animal breathes, it takes in oxygen gas and releases carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide is a waste product produced by the animal's cells during cellular respiration. Water and carbon dioxide are produced as wastes. The cells in both plants and animals perform respiration.

Also asked, is carbon dioxide used by animals to digest food?

Carbon dioxide is found in the air. The cells of organisms, including humans and other animals, also produce it. Carbon dioxide is released from the body when organisms breathe out, or exhale. Plants need carbon dioxide to make their own food, and they release oxygen in the process.

How do animals get rid of carbon dioxide?

The respiratory system removes carbon dioxide from the body via the exhalation of the lungs. Carbon dioxide is a waste product of cellular respiration. Cellular respiration uses glucose (a sugar) and oxygen to produce water, carbon dioxide, and an energy source known as ATP.

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