The Process of Photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis is the process undergone by plants consisting of a series of chemical reactions that require four factors; water, carbon dioxide, radiant energy and temperature using chlorophyll molecules to trap radiant energy from the sun resulting in the making of glucose and oxygen as bi-products. The process of photosynthesis provides plants with the food and energy they need to grow. Plants that produce their own food are called autotrophic plants. Not only do these plants make food for themselves but they also serve as primary producers. Without photosynthesis the oxygen levels in the atmosphere would not be replenished. The process of photosynthesis is divided into two main parts. The first phase is the light dependent phase which…show more content…
Meaning the perfect balance between light/ dark and day/ night is needed in plants to ensure healthy growth. Other factors affecting the process of photosynthesis in a plant need to be taken into consideration as well. The plant needs to have the right water available, the right temperature conditions and the right about of carbon dioxide present to ensure the correct results. To improve this experiment I would have used a potted plant to ensure my plant wouldn’t die during the movement of the stem into the water as air bubbles could be made and the plant would die. I would leave my plant for more than 48 hours to ensure the plant is properly de-starched. I would do the experiment on two or more leaves so I would be able to compare results at the end of my second starch test to ensure no human error occurred during the experiment. In conclusion the results have shown that sunlight is a necessity for the process of photosynthesis to occur in a plant, proving my hypothesis that light is a necessity for the process of photosynthesis to occur in a plant to be true. hold the structure of the cell in place insuring to keep all of the sacs at a distance from each other and maximising the efficiency of the organelle. The purpose of the chloroplast is to make sugars and starches which is the food to the plant the animals that consume it. There are three types of
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