Photosynthesis Is The Complex Process

911 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Photosynthesis is the complex process of converting the sun’s light energy into chemical energy that is stored in plants as sugars or other organic compounds. Before beginning it is important to note that, photosynthesis feeds every living organism on this planet directly or indirectly, and without it on earth life would not be possible. Moreover, for the process to be able to work it is required that the following resources are accessible: water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight. In order to understand the process, it is important to know that photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast part of the plant cell. Inside the chloroplast there are multiple Granum that contain stacks of Thylakoids, and inside the Thylakoid is the chlorophyll that absorbs photons from the sun, and the inner space of the Thylakoid is called the lumen, and the outside of the Thylakoid but still inside the chloroplast is the stroma. The membrane of the chloroplast is a phospholipid bilayer meaning it is actually decent at maintaining concentration gradient ions and proteins. In photosynthesis there are two types of reactions: light dependent and light independent. Primarily in the light dependent reaction (light reactions) a photon coming from the sun’s rays land onto a molecule of chlorophyll. After the photon hits the Chlorophyll, what happens next is called photoexcitation and it occurred when the electron absorbed the energy from the photon. The next step would be that the plant would try to…
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