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Secondary IV • 2mo.

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Cellular respiration within somatic cells results in CO2 production. Describe the path of a CO2 molecule, and the processes involved, from a body cell to the atmosphere.


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    Team Alloprof • 2mo.

    Hello CalmSwan8973,

    Thank you very much for your question! It all starts with plant photosynthesis, which releases carbon in the form of glucose. Then, living organisms consume this carbon and then release it through cellular respiration. Subsequently, this carbon will be absorbed by the soil. Then, human activities, such as drilling, will fetch the carbon contained in the ground to produce fossil energy. The use of fossil fuels, such as gasoline, will release CO2 into the atmosphere. It's not just factories that produce CO2, but also deforestation, cellular respiration and plant respiration. Here is a reference that might help you :

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