Photosynthesis - Chemistry of Photosynthesis
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What are the two stages of photosynthesis?
- Light-dependent stage
- Carbon fixation
Where does the light-dependent stage take place?
In the grana of the chloroplast
What is the light energy absorbed by chlorophyll used to do?
- Regenerate ATP
- Split water into hydrogen and oxygen
What is the name of the process of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen?
Oxygen is released by the plant as a...?
What is the name of the hydrogen acceptor?
What is the regeneration of ATP from ADP + Pi (using energy provided by chlorophyll) called?
Where does Carbon fixation take place?
In the stroma of the chloroplasts
Carbon fixation is a series of ______ controlled reactions?
Carbon fixation involves the ____ of carbon dioxide to synthesise carbohydrates?
What can happen to glucose after it is produced from photosynthesis?
- It can be:
- broken down during respiration to provide energy rich ATP for the cell
- stored as starch (storage carbohydrate)
- converted to cellulose (structural carbohydrate)
What are the limiting factors of photosynthesis?
- Light intensity
- Carbon dioside concentration
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