# Which life process occurs when carbon dioxide, energy, and water are produced by the combination of food and oxygen with enzymes?

Apr 30, 2018

Cellular respiration

#### Explanation:

Cellular respiration is a $24 \text{/} 7$ process that happens in the human body. It is when glucose (simple sugars) and oxygen combine together to form energy $\left(\text{ATP}\right)$ and water $\left({H}_{2} O\right)$ for the human body to survive. Another by-product that is released in the form of waste is carbon dioxide gas $\left(C {O}_{2}\right)$.

The equation for cellular respiration is:

${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} \left(a q\right) + 6 {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \to 6 C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 6 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

There are two types of cellular respiration in humans, aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Aerobic occurs when there is plenty of oxygen available, while anaerobic occurs when there is a shortage of oxygen, such as during intense exercises. Aerobic respiration also produces much more energy than anaerobic respiration.