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KEY CONCEPT All cells need chemical energy.. The chemical energy used for most cell processes is carried by ATP. Molecules in food store chemical energy.

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1 KEY CONCEPT All cells need chemical energy.

2 The chemical energy used for most cell processes is carried by ATP. Molecules in food store chemical energy in their bonds. Starch molecule Glucose molecule

3 phosphate removed ATP transfers energy from the breakdown of food molecules to cell functions. –Energy is released when a phosphate group is removed. –ADP is changed into ATP when a phosphate group is added.

4 Organisms break down carbon-based molecules to produce ATP. Carbohydrates are the molecules most commonly broken down to make ATP. –not stored in large amounts –up to 36 ATP from one glucose molecule triphosphateadenosine diphosphate tri=3 di=2

5 Fats store the most energy. –80 percent of the energy in your body –about 146 ATP from a triglyceride Proteins are least likely to be broken down to make ATP. –amino acids not usually needed for energy –about the same amount of energy as a carbohydrate

6 A few types of organisms do not need sunlight and photosynthesis as a source of energy. Some organisms live in places that never get sunlight. In chemosynthesis, chemical energy is used to build carbon-based molecules. –similar to photosynthesis –uses chemical energy instead of light energy

7 KEY CONCEPT The overall process of photosynthesis produces sugars that store chemical energy.

8 Photosynthetic organisms are producers. Producers make their own source of chemical energy. Plants use photosynthesis and are producers. Photosynthesis captures energy from sunlight to make sugars.

9 Chlorophyll is a molecule that absorbs light energy. chloroplast leaf cell leaf In plants, chlorophyll is found in organelles called chloroplasts.

10 Photosynthesis in plants occurs in chloroplasts. Photosynthesis takes place in two parts of chloroplasts. –grana (thylakoids) –stroma chloroplast stroma grana (thylakoids)

11 The light-dependent reactions capture energy from sunlight. –take place in thylakoids –water and sunlight are needed –chlorophyll absorbs energy –energy is transferred along thylakoid membrane then to light-independent reactions –oxygen is released

12 The light-independent reactions make sugars. –take place in stroma –needs carbon dioxide from atmosphere –use energy to build a sugar in a cycle of chemical reactions

13 The equation for the overall process is: 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O  C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 C 6 H 12 O 6 granum (stack of thylakoids) thylakoid sunlight 1 six-carbon sugar 6H 2 O 6CO 2 6O 2 chloroplast energy stroma (fluid outside the thylakoids)

14 KEY CONCEPT Photosynthesis requires a series of chemical reactions.

15 The first stage of photosynthesis captures and transfers energy. The light-dependent reactions include groups of molecules called photosystems.

16 Photosystem II captures and transfers energy. –chlorophyll absorbs energy from sunlight –energized electrons enter electron transport chain –water molecules are split –oxygen is released as waste –hydrogen ions are transported across thylakoid membrane

17 Photosystem I captures energy and produces energy- carrying molecules. –chlorophyll absorbs energy from sunlight –energized electrons are used to make NADPH –NADPH is transferred to light-independent reactions

18 The light-dependent reactions produce ATP. –hydrogen ions flow through a channel in the thylakoid membrane –ATP synthase attached to the channel makes ATP

19 Light-independent reactions occur in the stroma and use CO 2 molecules. The second stage of photosynthesis uses energy from the first stage to make sugars.

20 A molecule of glucose is formed as it stores some of the energy captured from sunlight. –carbon dioxide molecules enter the Calvin cycle –energy is added and carbon molecules are rearranged –a high-energy three-carbon molecule leaves the cycle

21 –two three-carbon molecules bond to form a sugar – remaining molecules stay in the cycle A molecule of glucose is formed as it stores some of the energy captured from sunlight.


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