Photosynthesis - Absorption, Transmission and Reflection of light by a leaf

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Photosynthesis - Absorption, Transmission and Reflection of light by a leaf
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Photosynthesis absorption transmission reflection light
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Higher Biology - Photosynthesis - Absorption, Transmission and Reflection of light by a leaf
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  1. What can happen to light striking the surface of a leaf?
    • It can:
    • bounce off the surface - reflection
    • pass into the leaf and be converted into other forms of energy - absorption
    • pass through the leaf unaffected - transmission
  2. A shiny leaf will ______ more light?
    reflect
  3. A thick dark leaf will _____ more light?
    absorb
  4. A thin pale leaf will ____ more light?
    transmit
  5. What happens to the light that is absorbed by the plant?
    • It is:
    • converted into heat and energy and lost through radiation or transpiration (most of the light)
    • converted into useful chemical energy by the plant (very little light)

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