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Activity Discussion Environment Plants & Photosynthesis Reply To: Plants & Photosynthesis

  • Tinkle

    June 24, 2024 at 12:16 pm
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    During photosynthesis, plants release oxygen as a byproduct. Here’s how the process works:

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption:

    Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air through their stomata, which are small pores on the leaves.

    Light absorption:

    The chloroplasts in plant cells contain chlorophyll, a green pigment that absorbs sunlight, particularly the red and blue wavelengths.

    Light-dependent reactions:

    The absorbed light energy is used to split water (H2O) molecules in a process called photolysis.

    This splitting of water molecules releases electrons, protons, and oxygen as byproducts.

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