in anaerobic respiration pyruvate is converted into a)ethanol b)CO2 c)acetic acid d)lactic acid

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Anaerobic respiration:
1- occurs in the cytoplasm
2- does not need oxygen
3- involves 2 processes- glycolysis and fermentation
  • Glycolysis is broken down into 2 pyruvate(pyruvic acid) molecules
  • Reactions use 2 ATP
  • Reactions make 4 ATP 
  • Net ATP= 2/ glucose molecule
In animal Pyruvate is converted to lactic acid
In plants and fungi Pyruvate is converted to ethanol and carbon dioxide 

ATP is the end product- used to capture energy of reactions


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