Presentation on theme: "DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT???. Based on the visible light spectrum below, which part of the spectrum has the longest wavelength: 1.Red light 2.Yellow light."— Presentation transcript:
Why did some molecules move up the paper really far while others remained close to the bottom of the paper?? CHLOROPHYLL B = Large molecule with two polar side groups. Will move the slowest. This is army green in color. CHLOROPHYLL A = Also a large polar molecule with one polar side group. This will move the second slowest. This is a blue/green color. XANTHOPHYLL = It’s yellow BETA CAROTENE = Small molecule with no polar side groups. This is able to move up the paper the fastest. It’s orange.
Chlorophyll B Chlorophyll A Xanthophyll Carotene DID YOUR RESULTS LOOK LIKE THIS???
These chromatograms show chlorophyll b at the bottom, followed by chlorophyll a, xanthophylls, and carotenes. Carotenes Xanthophylls Chlorophyll a Chlorophyll b
These represent the pigments that are found in the spinach leaves. What function do these pigments serve in plants??? Why does spinach have more than just one pigment? Would a plant lacking pigment (white) be able to survive? WHY?
Below is the absorption spectrum for the spinach. Discuss with your partner the most useful/absorbed part of the visible light spectrum and the least useful/absorbed part of the spectrum.
Plants need to be able to absorb light for the process of photosynthesis. The pigments in the plant are like buckets used to capture/collect this solar energy.
Based on the graph, what colors are best absorbed by this plant: 1.Green and orange 2.Red and violets 3.Violet and green 4. Green and reds
Based on the graph, what color is this plant: 1.Green 2.Red 3.Violet
Look at the two graphs below. One shows the absorption spectrum for the spinach leaves. The other shows the rate of photosynthesis. Do you see a relationship between the two graphs?? Rate of Photosynthesis
Let’s combine both graphs! Where is the rate of photosynthesis the highest???
Based on the graph below, which color light is best absorbed by plants for photosynthesis 1.Red 2.Yellow 3.Green 4.Orange 5.Violet
Based on the graph below, which color light is least absorbed by plants for photosynthesis 1.Red 2.Yellow 3.Green 4.Orange 5.Violet