how the splitting of water helps plant?

Asked by abhigya chaudhary | 15th Apr, 2012, 08:17: PM

Expert Answer:

During photosynthesis, water molecule is split using light energy and the end products of this reaction are free hydrogen, oxygen and electrons. 
Hydrogen atoms from the water are used to reduce NADP to NADPH2, and are then used to reduce CO2 to CH2O.  Thus the hydrogen becomes the ultimate hydrogen acceptor in the reactions. The electrons are utilized for further chemical reduction reactions and oxygen is a by-product released from the plant into the air.

Answered by  | 16th Apr, 2012, 09:49: AM

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