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

Events:                                                 

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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