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Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and energy in the form of sugar called glucose (C6H12O6).<div>
During photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) from the air and soil. Within the plant cell, the water is oxidized, meaning it loses electrons, while the carbon dioxide is reduced, meaning it gains electrons. This transforms the water into oxygen and the carbon dioxide into glucose. The plant then releases the oxygen back into the air, and stores energy, and this energy is stored as glucose.
To make glucose, sunlight is captured in pigments like chlorophyll, the substance that gives leaves their green color.
This glucose acts as a source of energy for the plants.