During the flow of energy in an ecosystem, in which form is the energy dissipated during various metabolic activities?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

During the flow of energy in an ecosystem, in which form is the energy dissipated during various metabolic activities?
 
(a) Ammonia
 
(b) Vapours
 
(c) Photons
 
(d) Heat
 
The question was posed to me in a national level competition.
 
This interesting question is from Ecosystem topic in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right option is (d) Heat
 
The best I can explain: During the flow of energy in an ecosystem, the energy is dissipated in the form of heat during several metabolic activities. Heat is a result of cell respiration, a form of energy that is not used in an ecosystem and released in an abiotic environment.