what is meant by photolysis?

Asked by prgayathri | 16th Jun, 2008, 07:44: PM

Expert Answer:

In general, splitting of molecules by light energy is photolysis. In case of photosynthesis, photolysis refers to the splitting of water molecule into H+ and OH-, under the influence of light and in presence of chlorophyll. During this reaction, hydrogen binds to an acceptor and oxygen is released.

Answered by  | 18th Jun, 2008, 08:05: AM

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