Why is Photosynthesis important?


Why is Photosynthesis important?

Photosynthesis is important because it creates the very oxygen we breathe. Plants use molecules called pigments to create the light-absorbing chlorophyll by which they capture light, which in turn powers Photosynthesis. Without Photosynthesis, we couldn’t photosynthesize oxygen; 80% of our planet’s surface water is locked away in plants and trees—including a significant amount of drinking water for humans and livestock.

What is the process of Photosynthesis?

The overall process of photosynthesis is very complicated, but can be broken down into four major steps.

The first step is called light capture.

 Plants capture the energy from light by special pigments called phytochromes in their leaves, absorbing energy from light and converting it into chemical energy within their cells.

The second step is translocation, where carbon dioxide and water combine inside the thylakoid membranes (the smallest unit of a chloroplast) to make glucose and oxygen. 

The last two steps are oxidation reactions where the glucose is oxidised to CO2 and H2O within mitochondria and oxygen is released.

What are the steps of Photosynthesis? 

  1. In Photosynthesis, light energy from the sun is absorbed by green plants. 
  2. This energy turns into chemical compounds that are necessary to make glucose (sugar) and oxygen.
  3.  Plants use carbon dioxide and water from the soil to make glucose and oxygen.

What is Photosynthesis Equation?

6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2.

What is produced in Photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is the process in which plants absorb carbon dioxide and water to produce sugar. This sugar can be used by these plants for food. The sugar produced by plants is also used by a wide variety of animals as well as humans.

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