What happens to the energy liberated in respiration?

Respiration is the biochemical process which is carried out in all living organisms to produce energy by taking in oxygen and liberating carbon dioxide. Respiration releases energy is an exothermic process. The energy is stored in molecules of ATP. ATP can be broken down in other processes in cells to release the stored energy.

Respiration is an important process during which the energy is produced by breaking the organic compounds and the liberated energy is utilized for carrying out various life processes. Some energy liberated during the breakdown of the glucose molecule is in the form of heat, but a large part of it is converted into chemical energy released by these ATP molecules.

Listed below are some important life processes:

  1. Digestion.
  2. Transportation.
  3. Metabolism
  4. Reproduction,
  5. Excretion.

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