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Why does cellular respiration give so much more energy from the same amount of food?

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Cellular respiration gives a large amount of energy relatively for the amount of food used because the break down process is much more efficient.

This means that the energy that can be gained from the chemical reactions and breakdowns that are released is much higher than with other forms, and therefore cellular respiration has the overall effect of being an effective energy releasing mechanism for a biological organic process.

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