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1

What is the equation for photosynthesis?

Carbon dioxide and water results in glucose and oxygen
CO2 + H2O --> C6H12O6 + O2

2

What is the equation for respiration?

Glucose and oxygen results in carbon dioxide and water
C6H12O6 + O2 --> CO2 + H2O

3

What is decomposition?

Physical, biological, and chemical mechanisms that transfer matter into increasingly stable forms, carried out by decomposers who break down cells and tissues in dead organisms

4

What is combustion?

When organic material is burned in the presence of oxygen to give off carbon dioxide, water and energy.

5

What is burial and compaction?

Decomposed plants and animals buried and layers of organic matter have been compressed to form carbon rich oil, coal and gas hydrocarbons.

6

What is carbon sequestration?

The uptake and storage of carbon, e.g. trees and plants absob CO2, release O2 and store carbon through their lifespan.