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The Carbon Cycle Vocabulary

The Carbon Cycle Vocabulary

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Combustion, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Decomposition definition Carbon Cycle Vocabulary

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  • Fossil fuels are nonrenewable fuels formed from the remains of living organisms formed over millions of years.
  • The process used by green plants to create glucose from carbon dioxide and water using sunlight is photosynthesis. The equation for photosynthesis is 6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2
  • A chemical reaction used by living things to release energy from glucose is called respiration; it can be aerobic or anaerobic. The equation for aerobic respiration is C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O (+ energy)
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Combustion is a chemical reaction involving oxygen and a fuel, also known as burning. The word equation for combustion is fuel + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water
  • The breaking down of organic material by other organisms is decomposition. It is also known as decay.

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