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The process of transfering sunlight into energy.
photosynthesis
a series of reactions linked together by the consumption of one reaction by the product of the reaction before it.
biochemical pathway
the first reactions of photosynthesis/ which start the absorption of light in chloroplasts.
light reactions
the colors that range from red to violet that compose light and can be seen by passing the light through a prism.
visible spectrum
the distance between crests of a wave of light.
wavelength
a compound that reflects, transmits, and absorbs the light and subtracts certain colors from the light's visible spectrum.
pigment
types of pigments that are located in thylakoids. Two types(a and b) absorb different colors of light.
chlorophylls
a pigment that helps another pigment capture light energy to take the steps of photosynthesis.
accessory pigment
accessory pigments that absorb the colors that chlorophyll A can't absorb.
carotenoids
clusters of chlorophylls and carotenoids.
photosystem