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2013-02-18 19:32:23

first part of P/S
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  1. overview on light dependent reactions (2)
    -transform energy in sunlihgt to chemical energy

    -excited electrons either produce NADPH or are donated to ETC which produces ATP
  2. Light independent reactions
    -starts eith enzyme rubisco that catalyzes the addition of CO2 to a five carbon molecule that ultimately resutls in production of sugar
  3.  (2)
    -light dependent reactions produce chemical energy (ATP- NADPH)

    -chemical energy is used with light independent reactions to produce chemical energy (glucose)
  4. HOw many chloroplasts in each cell?
    40-50 cells
  5. Thylakoid
    individual pouch
  6. Granum
    stack of thylakoids
  7. Stroma
    cytoplasm like subsatnce
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  9. Red waves (2)
    -has less energy

    -larger wave length
  10. Blue waves (2)
    -has more energy

    -smaller waves
  11. Where do light dependent reactions occur?
  12. Where do light independent reactions occur?
    in stroma
  13. When light is absorbed...
    electron enter an excited state
  14. Carotenoids and free radicals
    Carotenoids act to quench free radicals by accepting or stabilizing unpaired electrons
  15. Why are plants green? (2)
    -there is a heavier presence of chlorophylls

    -and they cannot absorb green light
  16. What 2 colors do chlorophylls absorb best?
    blue and red light
  17. What 2 colors do carotenoids absorb best?
    blue and green light
  18. How to isolate pigments using paper chromatography? (3)
    • 1. grind leaves and add organic solvent
    • *pigment molecules move from leaves into solvent

    2. Spot pigments on filter paper

    3. Seperate pigments in solvent
  19. What is absorption spectrum
    it is what a particular chemical absorbs
  20. What is action spectrum
    • it is what absorbed lights produce a response
    • *pigments that absorb blue and red light are most effective at triggering PS
  21.  (3)
    -hydrophobic tail plays a role in keeping parts of chlorophyll in a membrane

    -business end of molecule: Metal ion in the center held down by nitrogen

    -ring struture in head absorbs light
  22. What is the only difference between CHlorophyll a and b?
    A has CH3 and B has CHO
  23. What happens if small changes in the ring happen?
    it dictates what types of wavelengths it can absorb
  24.  (3) Flourescense
    - Absorbs photon, raises electron to a new energy level

    • -then electron goes back to a lower level
    • *as it goes down it gives off a photon of light that is lower in energy

    • -HAs no consequence as far as PS is concern
    • *dead end reaction
  25.  Resonance (3)
    -photon is absorbed by one chlorophyll molecule

    • -electron hops to one to the other
    • *all chlorophylls are connected by antena complex

    There is an area called reaction center, where the electron will be promoted then given off somewhere
  26. Redox reactions
    -excited electron will be handed off to a different molecule called electron acceptor
  27. At the reaction center, excited electrons are usually passed to...
    • an electron acceptor
    • *usually phenophylin
  28. (2)
    -pheophytin takes excited electron and passes it off to PQ.

    • -PQ then takes molecule and hands it off  to other proteins in cytochrome complex
    • *PQ and cytochrome complex are ETC