Chemical formula of photosynthesis.

Asked by  | 8th Apr, 2008, 09:40: PM

Expert Answer:

The overall chemical reaction occuring during photosynthesis is:

6CO2 + 6H2O (+ light energy) ----> C6H12O6 + 6O2


Light energy is absorbed by chlorophyll

This light energy gets converted to chemical energy

Water molecules undergo photolysis into hydrogen and oxygen.

Carbon dioxide is reduced to carbohydrates 


Answered by  | 9th Apr, 2008, 09:00: AM

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