What is needed for photosynthesis to occur?


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2012-01-05 23:37:03
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For photosynthesis to occur, the plant needs an organelle called the chloroplast. The components are carbon dioxide, light energy, and water.

Reactants for photosynthesis:

1. CO2 - Carbon dioxide

2. light energy also known as sunlight

3. H2O - Hydrogen

Oxygen however can be considered a "waste" to plants (it can be mistaken as an intake for the process) because it produces carbohydrates for energy, yet releases oxygen into the atmosphere.

Products of photosynthesis

C6H12O6 - Carbohydrates

O2 - Oxygen

On the contrary animals, or humans need that oxygen and carbohydrates to produce carbon dioxide (the waste) and water. Instead of photosynthesis animals use cellular respiration.


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