Photosynthesis produces glucose using sunlight
- Photosynthesis is the process that produces food in plants. The food it produces is glucose.
- Photosynthesis happens in the leaves of all green plants- this is largely what the leaves are for.
- Photosynthesis happens inside the chloroplasts, which are found in leaf cells and in other green parts of a plant. Chloroplasts contain a pigment called chlorophyll, which absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose. Oxygen is also produced.
Carbon dioxide + water (sunlight and chlorophyll) = glucose + oxygen
6CO2 + 6H20 = C6H1206 + 602
- Photosynthesis is an important process because it converts light energy…