Photosynthesis Of Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis can be described as a process by which water, carbon dioxide, and light energy are converted into oxygen and glucose. This experiment was broken up into two parts. The first part tested the light-dependent and light-independent reactions of spinach leaves by using the Pasco CO2 sensor and a Testing Chamber. The second part of the experiment tested the effects of different frequencies of light on photosynthesis. In this part, red, green, and violet lights were shined on spinach leaves and the CO2 levels of the spinach leaves inside the Testing Chamber were measured. It was determined that when red and violet lights were shined on the leaves, normal photosynthetic processes occurred in which the carbon dioxide levels inside of the Testing Chamber decreased. When green light was shined on the spinach leaves, the light-independent reactions of photosynthesis occurred due to an increase in carbon dioxide production inside the testing chamber, but the light-dependent reactions did not occur.
Photosynthesis is a process by which plants take in light energy, that is produced by the sun, and using the light energy to convert carbon dioxide, CO2, and water, H2O, into simple sugars. The simple sugars that are formed through this conversion are then converted into glucose. The equation that signifies photosynthesis is:
6CO2 + 6H2O + Light Energy → C6H12O6 + 6O2
In plants, this photosynthetic process takes place in the chloroplasts of plant cells. Inside…