Describe the process of photosynthesis

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  • Photosynthesis is an important process by which food is formed.
  • The plants make food using sunlight and water, which provides nourishment to other organisms and themselves.
  • Photosynthesis reaction is as follows :


                                                6CO2 + 12H2O -------->  C6H12O6  + 6O2 + 6H2O
                                  (Carbon dioxide)  + (Water) ---> (Glucose) + (Oxygen) + (Water)
The following events occur during this process of photosynthesis :

  • Absorption of light energy by chlorophyll.
  • Conversion of light energy to chemical energy and splitting of water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen
  • Reduction of carbon dioxide to carbohydrates.
     

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