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Solved: Write a balanced chemical equation for the photosynthesis reaction in which

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Problem 48P

PROBLEM 48P

Write a balanced chemical equation for the photosynthesis reaction in which gaseous carbon dioxide and liquid water react in the presence of chlorophyll to produce aqueous glucose (C6H12O6) and oxygen gas.

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Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, some bacteria and some protistans use the energy from sunlight to produce glucose from carbon dioxide and water. This glucose can be converted into pyruvate which releases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by cellular respiration. Oxygen is also formed.

Photosynthesis may be summarised by the word equation:

6CO2+6H2O+Δ→C6H12O6+6O2

carbon dioxide + water

glucose + oxygen

The conversion of usable sunlight energy into chemical energy is associated with the action of the green pigment chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a complex molecule. Several modifications of chlorophyll occur among plants and other photosynthetic organisms. All photosynthetic organisms have chlorophyll a. Accessory pigments absorb energy that chlorophyll a does not absorb. Accessory pigments include chlorophyll b (also c, d, and e in algae and protistans), xanthophylls, and carotenoids (such as beta-carotene). Chlorophyll a absorbs its energy from the violet-blue and reddish orange-red wavelengths, and little from the intermediate (green-yellow-orange) wavelengths.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

This full solution covers the following key subjects: aqueous, balanced, carbon, chemical, chlorophyll. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 19 chapters, and 2046 solutions. The answer to “Write a balanced chemical equation for the photosynthesis reaction in which gaseous carbon dioxide and liquid water react in the presence of chlorophyll to produce aqueous glucose (C6H12O6) and oxygen gas.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 31 words. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 48P from chapter: 7 was answered by , our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:45PM. Introductory Chemistry was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321910295. Since the solution to 48P from 7 chapter was answered, more than 519 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Introductory Chemistry, edition: 5.

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