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    to detach it from or reattach it to the ATP molecule (Brandt). A main reason this is important is because as it was stated earlier, almost all organisms obtain and store their energy through the use of ATP. It is important to note that this energy comes from the energy stored in the bonds of the ATP molecule; therefore, breaking the bonds will release energy and the building of the bonds will require energy. Using this background knowledge, the question can be addressed more thoroughly. Most plants (a fruit in this case) make their own energy through the use of photosynthesis. The basic process of photosynthesis occurs as: light energy (sun) + 6 H2O + 6 CO2 6 O2 + C6H12O6 This is a simplified version of the equation and one must keep in mind that the reaction does not simply occur as written. There are many processes that must take place before the final product, glucose, is produced. Conceptually, photosynthesis is the reverse of cellular…

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    Photosynthesis and Respiration. The inputs (reactants), outputs (products) and any requirements of each process? Photosynthesis is when a plant takes in carbon dioxide and water and turns this into glucose and oxygen, but this process can't happen without light and chlorophyll. Respiration is the opposite of photosynthesis it is when an animal or plant cell takes in glucose and oxygen and turns it into carbon dioxide and water. The main difference with these two reactions is that respiration…

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    Photosynthesis Lab

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    Background: Photosynthesis is the process by which photoautotrophs convert photons of kinetic light energy into potential chemical energy (food) by synthesizing glucose from water and carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen as a waste product. Sunlight radiation travels in waves but acts like particles of energy called photons. During photosynthesis, these photons are harvested to produce chemical energy in the form of carbohydrates. Autotrophs are “self-feeder” organisms that make their own…

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    Photosynthesis Importance

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    Importance of photosynthesis The sun is the main and ultimate source of energy for the planet we live on. Many forms of solar radiation exist but the most important form of radiation in biology and for photosynthesis are infared rays, ultraviolet rays and light rays. Photosynthesis is the way in which some specialised bateria and green plants use their chlorophyll to trap light energy and then use this energy to convert carbon dioxide and water to glucose and oxygen. The green colour in plants…

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    our most recent lab, before we could expand our knowledge about photosynthesis, we first had to understand its relationship with cellular respiration and how it can be further divided into photochemical and biochemical pathways. After achieving this knowledge, we furthered our understanding of photosynthetic reactions by and experimenting with the factors that affect photosynthesis, which are light intensity, pigments, and light wavelength. By experimenting with these factors, our group was…

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    Photosynthesis Of Spinach

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    immersion’ technique, the rate of photosynthesis under various conditions was quantified by observing the amount of spinach floating on top of a sodium bicarbonate solution. The sodium bicarbonate solution simultaneously supplied the spinach with carbon dioxide for use in photosynthesis, and caused it to sink. When the leaf underwent photosynthesis and produced oxygen gas, the leaf floated to the surface. It was hypothesized that an increase of either temperature or light intensity would lead to…

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    Examining Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Introduction- In Lab 4, the purpose was to examine the process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and understand the correlation between these two processes (BIO 202, Lab 4, 2016). Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert solar energy into chemical energy; which is then used to fuel the organism. The equation for photosynthesis is 6CO2 + 6H20 + Solar energy ---> C6H12O6 + 6O2. This process has two…

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    Elodea And Photosynthesis

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    Photosynthesis is the process by which plants turn carbon dioxide and water into sugars and oxygen. Photosynthesis occurs alongside cellular respiration, which is a process that takes place in plant cells and animal cells alike. Cellular respiration takes sugars and turns those sugars into energy for living organisms. While animal cells obtain sugar from an outside source, plants synthesize their own sugar in a series of anabolic reactions powered by sunlight. The photosynthetic pigments present…

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    Rate Of Photosynthesis

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    Plants photosynthesize in order to produce sugar and oxygen, which, in turn, gives the plant energy. Photosynthesis usually tends to occurs more when more chlorophyll are present in the leaves. When the leaves are exposed to light, the process of photosynthesis begins. The more light the plant is exposed to, the quicker the rate of photosynthesis will occur. Altering the amount of carbon dioxide given to the plant can also alter the rate at which photosynthesis occurs. Photosynthesis is a…

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    Photosynthesis Process

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    Carbon dioxide is emitted through many means, both naturally and by different human activities. Plants play a crucial role in limiting the abundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In general, photosynthesis can be explained by the following formula: 6CO2 + 6H20 + ATP → C6H1206 + 602. Using the carbon dioxide present in their environment, water from their roots, and energy from sunlight, a plant is able to continue to grow and conduct cellular respiration through this process. But how…

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