Glucose is broken down during cellular respiration to produce carbon dioxide and?

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Feb 13, 2016

#"Glucose" and "Oxygen"# #rarr# #"Carbon dioxide " + " water" + "energy"#


So, as physical scientists we should be able to write a balanced chemical equation:

#C_6H_12O_6(s) + xO_2 rarr yCO_2(g) + zH_2O(l) +Delta#.

Do you think that you could balance this equation? Now not only is the equation balanced with respect to mass, it is also balanced with respect to energy. These energies are extensively tabulated.