Explain the Process of Photosynthesis?

BY Team Aakash Byju's

Photosynthesis: Photo means 'light', and synthesis means 'putting together'.

Photosynthesis may be defined as a photochemical reaction during which carbohydrates are formed from carbon dioxide and water in the chloroplast of green plants in the presence of sunlight.

Green plants, algae and some bacteria can perform photosynthesis.

Materials required for photosynthesis are Carbon dioxide and water.

In this process, sunlight is an energy source.

Chlorophyll traps sunlight during this process.

Glucose, Oxygen and water are the products of photosynthesis.

Oxygen is released into the atmosphere.

During photosynthesis, low energy molecules such as water and carbon dioxide are changed to high energy compounds.

Raw materials required for photosynthesis: Carbon dioxide, water and chlorophyll. Plants obtain Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the stomata of leaves.

2. Plants absorb water from the soil through the root system. 3. Chlorophyll is present in the green parts of plants.

Energy source for photosynthesis: Sunlight.

End products of photosynthesis: Glucose, water and Oxygen. Oxygen is liberated into the atmosphere.