What is the role of chlorophyll during photosynthesis?
Chlorophyll is where photosynthesis takes place. It is inside autotrophic cells and uses CO2 and water with some sun energy to create glucose and oxygen. The oxygen is what we use to breathe.
There are two types of chlorophyll that both play a role in photosynthesis. Chlorophyll A & B. Chlorophylls A & B both for the antenna complex which catches light energy. The light energy is then carried through the antenna complex to the reaction center, which is composed entirely of chlorophyll A. It is in the reaction center that the light energy is used to excite electrons before they enter the electron transport chain.