What is the gas produced as a waste product of photosynthesis?
Oxygen the plant "breathes" in carbon Dioxide and "breathes" out Oxygen
Oxygen is not important in photosynthesis. The gas used in photosynthesis is Carbon Dioxide. Oxygen is only produced as a waste product of the reaction. The equation for photosynthesis is:Carbon Dioxide + Water (+Sunlight)--> Glucose + Oxygen As you can see, Oxygen is not needed for photosynthesis, but is simply produced as a waste product.Perhaps you were thinking about respiration, for which oxygen is very important.
Oxygen is one of the products that is produced by plants during photosynthesis. It is not a waste product. During aerobic cellular respiration, both plant and animals, and other types of organisms, consume oxygen and glucose, and produce carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis is responsible for 98% of the oxygen in the earth's atmosphere.
An atmospheric gas a by product of the light reaction of photosynthesis essential to aerobic respiration?
From the atmosphere, and also as a waste product exhaled by animals during respiration. The Earth's atmosphere consists of 0.04% Carbon Dioxide, and it is exhaled by all mammals as a waste product. Animals and plants need each other, as what is waste gas to the one, is essential for the other to live.