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Photosynthesis
· 6CO+ 6HO CHO
· The splitting of water into hydrogen and
oxygen requires energy, can you think of what
form of energy this is?
That's right... SUNLIGHT!
·This process is known as the photolysis of water.…read more

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Light-Dependent Reactions
Primary electron
acceptor Primary electron
acceptor
2e
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6CO
Calvin
Cycle
6RuBP (5C) 12GP (3C)
6ADP 12 Reduced
NADP 12AT
P
6AT 12NADP
P
10GALP 12ADP + 12P
12GALP (3C)
Glucose (6C)…read more

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Structure and Functioning of
Chloroplasts
Stores the product of
photosynthesis
Contains all enzymes
Needed to carry out
light-independent
reactions
Thylakoid space is fluid within the
Thylakoid membrane sacs, contains
Enzymes for photolysis…read more

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Limiting Factors
Light energy
reaching leaf
surface
50% energy not absorbed by
5% reflected chlorophyll but used in
evaporating water from leaves
40% energy absorbed by
chlorophyll in the chloroplast
5% transmitted straight through leaf…read more

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