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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Oxygen Reply To: Oxygen

  • Dilip

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    June 13, 2024 at 12:36 pm
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    During the process of photosynthesis, plants and other photosynthetic organisms use carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) in the presence of sunlight to produce glucose (C6H12O6) and oxygen (O2). The oxygen produced as a byproduct of this reaction is released into the atmosphere.

    The overall chemical equation for photosynthesis is:

    6CO2 + 6H2O + sunlight → C6H12O6 + 6O2

    The oxygen that is produced is released through the stomata, which are tiny pores on the leaves of plants. This oxygen then enters the Earth’s atmosphere, where it can be used by aerobic organisms, such as animals, for cellular respiration. The oxygen is an essential component of the air we breathe and is vital for sustaining life on our planet.

    So in summary, the oxygen produced during photosynthesis is released into the atmosphere, where it becomes available for other organisms to utilize. This is a key part of the balanced carbon-oxygen cycle that allows life to thrive on Earth.

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