The Effect Of Light Intensity On Rate Of Photosynthesis

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The effects of light intensity on rate of photosynthesis Research Question: How will the change in light intensity (by changing the distance between the light source and the plant) affect the amount of bubbles produced by a marimo moss ball? Background information: Photosynthesis is the process where green plants use sunlight to produce water and carbon dioxide as the food and generates oxygen as a product. 〖6CO〗_2+〖6H〗_2 O → C_6 H_12 O_6+〖6O〗_2 There are three main factors that can change the rate of photosynthesis. When a plant is going through photosynthesis there are many steps in the reaction where each requires optimal conditions in order to maximize the activity. The factors that can slow the whole process of photosynthesis are called the limiting factors. These factors include light intensity, CO2 concentration, and temperature. In this experiment, the light intensity is being investigated on how this limiting factor can affect the rate of photosynthesis. In the process of photosynthesis, light is used in the light dependent reaction where it is needed for the photoactivation of electrons and the photolysis of water. Low light intensity will result in low production of photons. Therefore, there is less H^+ ions being pumped which results in the slower rate for photosynthesis. From the equation above, O_2 is a product from the process of photosynthesis. When there is a slower rate, there is less oxygen produced, thus the amount of bubbles floating through the
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