Essay On The Effect Of Light On Photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis is the process the energy from sun lights to produce ATP which is used to make sugar such as glucose, sucrose, cellulose, and starch. Photosynthesis involves two different processes, which are light dependent reaction and light independent reaction. Light dependent reaction requires light energy to split water molecules (photolysis) into hydrogen ions (H^+), oxygen (O_2) and electrons to make ATP and the light dependent reaction allows plants to grow and make a waste product (oxygen), energy conversion reactions, convert solar energy to chemical energy. In the light independent reaction stage, H^+ and ATP are used to fix 〖CO〗_2 to make organic molecules. Sugar can be produced by the process of Calvin cycle in the chloroplasts…show more content…
For photosynthesis to takes place, there should be a presence of chlorophyll, light, 〖CO〗_2 water and suitable temperature. Temperature, light intensity, and carbon dioxide concentration are possible limiting factors on the rate of photosynthesis. It is because if more than one essential condition for chemical process is favorable, its rate will be limited by the factor which is nearest its minimum value. I am going to observe the effect of using different colors of light on the rate of photosynthesis in the experiment. Since I am interested to grow flowers by myself, I have used to grow variety of flowers and plants. However, I did not know that sunlight and water are essential for plants’ growing. So, the plants just get rotten. Therefore, through this experiment, I am able to find out the effects of colors in photosynthesis. Absorption spectrum is related to my experiment which shows that green color is the poorly absorbed and red and blue color would be absorbed well. Moreover, plants are necessary for us since we inhale oxygen which is produced by plants. It means that producing oxygen by using the process of photosynthesis is important for our body and environment. Therefore, I am willing to see how the use of different colors of lights effect the rate of
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