Presentation on theme: "Photosynthesis & Respiration. What happens during photosynthesis? Plants “capture” light energy and use that energy to make glucose. Oxygen is also released."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Equation for the Chemical Reaction of Photosynthesis?
What is the equation for the chemical reaction of photosynthesis?
Describe Photosynthesis The process of converting light energy to chemical energy. Occurs in multicellular plants and some protists (algae)…. PRODUCERS!!!!!!! The reaction takes place in the chloroplasts, using chlorophyll, the green pigment in plantschloroplastschlorophyll This converted energy is stored in the chemical bonds that make up molecules of sugar.
What happens to all the sugar, glucose or FOOD that is being made during photosynthesis???
The sugar is moved through tubes (phloem) in the leaf to the roots, stems and fruits of the plants. Some of the sugar is used right away by the plant for energy; some is stored as starch; and some is built into plant tissue
OK. This is just a little too freaky to me. I mean I get it. Photosynthesis is a process or chemical reaction. It happens in the chloroplasts in the leaves. But how does everything just so conveniently do this? Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof!!!!
What is Photosynthesis? The process of photosynthesis is a chemical reaction. Is it the most important chemical reaction on our planet?
Carbon dioxide enters the leaves through openings called stomata.stomata. Water travels from the roots of the plant up through the vascular system to the leaves. CO 2 combines with the water (H20) in the chloroplasts in the presence of sunlight through a chemical reaction to make glucose. There. PHOTOSYNTHESIS!!!!!