- The Leaf Structure
- The Process
- Photosynthesis Rate
- Photosynthesis Test
Yes, its a long name. 14 letters in fact! But if you take a look at it, you'll see that the name is pretty self-explanitary.
Photo - like with cameras...ie light(the sun)
Synthesis - to make
From the formula above, you can see that Carbon
Dioxide(CO2) and water in the plant is converted into
Oxygen(O2) and carbohydrates(CH2O). The
carbohydrates being the food - which will eventually be converted
to energy to be used by the plant for various activities. Oxygen is
given off as a by-product.
Photosynthesis happens in the leaves of plants, because the leaves have the green pigment - Chlorphyll which is used in the process. Chlorophyll is used for trapping and converting the light energy into chemical potential energy. This potential energy is used during respiration to do metabolic work, like - cell division, repair, growth.