The main 3 factors that affect it are light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration and temperature. At a short light intensity, as light increases, the rate of the light supported reaction becomes more likely, so consequently photosynthesis generally, increases consistently as shown in figure 2 (Rsc.org P.1). The added photons of light reach the leaf; the more likely of chlorophyll particles that are ionized and the more ATP (the high energy molecule that supplies the energy the plant needs) and NADPH are made.
A massive increase in the carbon dioxide concentration increases the rate at which carbon is combined into carbohydrate in the light neutral reaction as shown in figure 3 (Rsc.org, P.2), therefore the rate of photosynthesis commonly increases until limited by another factor that affects photosynthesis.
The light neutral reactions of photosynthesis are reliant on temperature. They are reactions catalyzed by enzymes (Rsc.org, P.3). As the enzymes approach their ideal temperatures the overall rate increases. It around doubles for each 10 °C increases in temperature (Temperature in Photosynthesis, P.2). Above the ideal temperature the rate begins to decrease, as enzymes are denatured, until it stops as shown in figure …show more content…
Photosynthesis is the process of making carbon dioxide and water into food with the use of sunlight. Through out photosynthesis oxygen, glucose and energy is made as a result. Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide reaches a large amount in the atmosphere. The usual amount of carbon dioxide is about 0.003% according to Ted-ed.com. But due to air pollution this rate has gone up increasing the likelihood of global warming to an extreme state. Photosynthesis cleans the air by decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide within it. Therefore helping it reduce global warming (Ted-ed.com P.2). The advantages are limitless towards photosynthesis but fortunately the disadvantages aren’t. The advantages are mainly reduced of global warming and provide us with oxygen to live. The disadvantage to photosynthesis is that it has a limited area and limited time. For example it needs a large amount of space and can’t occur at night. Other than that reason photosynthesis is helpful towards the environment and the economy and so is science and