can photosynthesis occur in artificial light?

Asked by Aayush Priyam | 7th May, 2013, 12:41: PM

Expert Answer:

Artificial photosynthesis is a  chemical process that replicates the natural process of  photosynthesis, a process that converts  sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen.The carbohydrates are then further broken down into various compounds needed by the plants for their growth.

Photosynthesis occurs in the presence of sunlight but it is  possible in artificial light as well.Plants will need light of the right frequency or the entire visible spectrum for doing that. 

In fact it is done in indoor gardening and in the absence of sunlight all the time. Lights and bulbs of special types are needed to do so.

The distance between the light and the plant will determine the amount of light energy received by the plant. The closer the source of light to the plant more will be the light energy received. The rate of photosynthesis will vary in sunlight and artificial lights.

Answered by  | 9th May, 2013, 12:26: PM

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