Photosynthesis chemical equation: 6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2
Light Dependent Reactions:- need photons to occur- takes place on thylakoid membranes- Photons & H2O (reactants) ---> Oxygen, ATP, NADPH (products)
Process of Light Dependent Reactions:1. Light Absorption2. ATP Synthesis3. Light Absorption again4. NADPH formation
Light independent reactions:- takes place in the stroma- does not need light or protonsCarbon Dioxide - CO2 PGAL (G3P)*phosphoglyceraldehyde* (Can be used later to produce other carbohydrates including glucose = 2 of these)NADPHglucoseATP
Main points of the process of light independent reactions:- CO2 enters through the stomata - ATP & NADPH enter, making glucose- NADP & ADP released to light reactions- CH2O released
Plants use photosynthesis to make food, and since living organism rely on plants, they keep us alive. Without photosynthesis there would be little to no oxygen and food.