Flashcards in 4.3 Anaerobic Respiration Deck (11)
When do we do anaerobic respiration?
When your muscles can't get enough oxygen quickly enough for aerobic respiration
Why is anaerobic respiration not efficient?
It gives you much less energy
What happens to glucose in anaerobic respiration?
It is not completely broken down so lactic acid is produced
What is the word equation for anaerobic respiration?
Glucose ---> lactic acid
What is the chemical equation for anaerobic respiration?
c6h12o6 ---> 2c3h6o3
Name a cause of muscle fatigue.
The build up of lactic acid
Why do fitter people have a shorter recovery time?
They have bigger lungs
What is oxygen debt?
Getting oxygen to where the lactic acid is in the body, called recovery time
How many miles of oxygen do we need to recover 2 miles of lactic acid?
How can lactic acid be removed?
From oxygen in the blood stream oxidises the lactic acid into water and carbon dioxide