8-2 Photosynthesis: An Overview Worksheet - nnhsbergbio
Although light energy is frequently written as a in the overall reaction for photosynthesis, energy is not an actual reactant molecule. Light energy is written on the reactant side to indicate that this energy is needed for photosynthesis to proceed. Energy-wise, the overall reaction of photosynthesis is because the reactants contain less potential energy than the .
Overview of Photosynthesis - OpenStax CNX
The carbohydrates produced by plants and algae during photosynthesis provide enough energy to support life on Earth. Sunlight provides an energy source, but creating carbohydrates also requires a source of carbon atoms. During photosynthesis, inorganic carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is converted into organic molecules (glucose, C6H12O6).
These two stages of photosynthesis are known as the (the photo part of photosynthesis) and the (the synthesis part) (FIGURE 10-4).