What Is The Difference Between Aerobic And Anaerobic Respiration?


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Aerobic respiration is different from anaerobic respiration from various perspectives like aerobic respiration occurs in the presence of oxygen while the anaerobic occurs in the absence of oxygen. Secondly, in aerobic respiration, Carbon dioxide and water are produced at the end of the reaction while in anaerobic respiration lactic acid and alcohol are produced.

In aerobic respiration, lot of energy is released in the form of 38 ATP molecules while in anaerobic respiration very small amount of energy is released like only 2 ATP molecules. Moreover, aerobic respiration occurs in the plants and the animal cells while the anaerobic respiration only occurs in the human muscle cells and anaerobic bacteria.

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Yes! Anaerobic respiration involves fermentation, whereas aerobic doesn't. It depends upon the level of detail you want to go into, but because there isn't any oxygen involved, anaerobic respiration can only do the first stage of aerobic respiration. This causes a build up of a co-enzyme called NADH, which would normally be used in the latter stages of aerobic respiration. Instead it is fermented to either create lactic acid in animals, or ethanol in plants.
The location of anaerobic and aerobic respiration is different too.
The last difference between the two I can think of off the top of my head is that aerobic respiration creates more energy per molecule of substrate than anaerobic, anaerobic is only 2, and aerobic is something like 32 or 34...
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occurs in presence of oxygen
CO2 and water is produced
lot of energy is liberated
occurs in plants and animal cells
occurs in absence of oxygen
lactic acid and alcohol produced
small energy is liberated
occurs in many anaerobic bacteria's and human cells
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Well, if your 12-13 and need a simple answer, cause this is what we are taking in science at the moment, and it says in my book, give two differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration I only had one and so I went on blurtit.com to see if I can find another answer and I did!     BUT

My first difference was that anaerobic respiration doesn't release as much energy as aerobic respiration.

Thats as simple as I can say it,   I don't exactly get anaerobic and aerobic respiration :D Our science teacher is weird :P

Hope that helps x
- Farah (:
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The difference between aerobic and anaerobic is that the products of aerobic respiration are carbon dioxide and oxygen whereas the products of anaerobic respiration are carbon dioxide (in yeast) or lactic acid (in muscle cells)
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face book answered
Aerobic require oxygen and it releases lots of energy and anaerobic requires no oxygen bu release lots less energy.
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Aerobic is and efficient form of respiration. Energy is wasted in anaerobic actions.
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Aerobic respiration is the breakdown of glucose using oxygen to release energy for the cells. Anaerobic respiration is the breakdown of glucose without using oxygen
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Aerobic respiration   is were energy is made using oxygen while in anaerobic no oxygen is used

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