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University of Santo Tomas Members of Group V 28 Lim, Christiane Dave R. 29 Lim, Hedrick Vincent 30 Ling, Jan Russel T.

31 Magsakay, Criezl Faye V. 32 Manalang, Junela S. 33 Marcelo, Janiza Anne Claire M. Release of Carbon Dioxide in Respiration I. Introduction: Cellular respiration, which is the process utilized by cells to obtain energy from the oxidation of organic compounds accompanied by the consumption of oxygen (when available) and the release of carbon dioxide. Respiration is the process that breaks down complex carbon compounds into simpler molecules and simultaneously generates ATP used to power to other metabolic processes. II. Objectives: 1. To find out what flask formed white precipitate after two days 2. To find out if carbon dioxide is released during respiration III. Materials: 2 two (2) dozens of germinating mongo seeds 2 gauzes 2 250ml Erlenmeyer flask 100ml Calcium hydroxide/ 100ml water/ IV. Procedure: Flowchart:
1 WRAP two dozens of germinating mongo seeds in two separate gauzes and tie each with a thread.

V. Results: White Precipitate Roots Ca(OH)2 Present More roots H20 Absent Less roots

Explanation: The results showed that the mongo seeds suspended in the flask containing Calcium hydroxide/ gave rise to more roots than the mongo seeds suspended in the flask containing water/ . It was also observed that the white precipitate was present in the flask containing Calcium hydroxide/ . VI. Conclusion: The white precipitate found in the flask containing Calcium hydroxide/ was actually Calcium carbonate/ . The following equation will explain the reason for the presence of Calcium carbonate/ : Thus, it is shown in this equation that Carbon dioxide/ is released during respiration. Reference: Biology Online Cobar, M.A.C., Laurente, O., & Vasquez, R. (2012). Manual in General Botany with Taxonomy: BOT102A. Manila:UST Publishing House Mauseth, J. (2009). Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. Minesotta:Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC Respiration (October 18, 2008) Retrieved in July 22, 2012 from http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fairprojects/project_apa_format_examples.shtm l

1 DOZEN OF GERMINA TING MONGO SEEDS

1 DOZEN OF GERMINA TING MONGO SEEDS

SUSPEND the tulle bag containing the seedlings inside the flask with 100 mL water. Suspend the other inside a flask containing 100 mL Ca(OH)2 solution. DO NOT ALLOW THE SEEDLINGS 100 ML 100 TO TOUCH THE SOLUTION.ML
WATER Ca(OH)2

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PLACE both flasks inside a dark chamber for two days. OBSERVE which flask formed white precipitate after two days.