Question
Fri April 18, 2014 By: Charvi Duggal

why is the equation of photosynthesis in our NCERT book written

6CO2+12H2O=(in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll) C6H12O6+ 6O2+6H2O

while in earlier classes we have studied that the equation for photosynthesis is

6CO2+6H2O=(in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll) C6H12O6+6O2 

Expert Reply
Sun April 20, 2014

Both of these are correct.

The difference is of H2O molecules which is either used or given out by transpiration or guttation.

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