# What is the equation for anaerobic respiration? How can it be calculated?

What is the equation for anaerobic respiration? How can it be calculated?

## Answer

The equation for anaerobic respiration depends on the type of fermentation. For lactic acid fermentation, the equation is: C6H12O6→2C3H6O3+2ATP. For alcoholic fermentation in yeast, it is: C6H12O6→2C2H5OH+2CO2+2ATP. To calculate, measure the amount of glucose consumed and the products formed to determine the efficiency of the process.