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Write balanced chemical equation for the reaction that takes place during  respiration. Identify the type of combination reaction that takes place during this process and justify the name. Give one more example of this type of reaction.


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C6H12O6 + 6O2 --> 6CO2 + 6H2O + energy

This type of combination reaction is called combustion reaction , because a combustion reaction is said to be occured when oxygen combines with another compund to form carbon-di-oxide , water and energy.

Example for combustion reaction: Burning of napthalene C10H8 + 12O2 --> 10CO2 + 4 H2O

 

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