GCSE Edexcel Additional Science- Biology- Photosynthesis.

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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process of converting:

Carbon Dioxide

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Water

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Into...

Glucose

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Oxygen

The reaction requires light energy, which is absorbed by Chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a substance found in Chloroplasts, and Chloroplasts are found in leaf cells.

What happens? IMAGE: http://s3.hubimg.com/u/701802_f520.jpg

  • Plants absorb water through their roots.
  • Plants absorb carbon dioxide and light energy through their leaves.
  • The reaction takes place and glucose and oxygen are produced.

What is the Glucose used for?

The glucose produced from Photosynthesis is used for two things:

1. Some…

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