Photosynthesis in plants can be represented by the following overall equation: 6 CO 2 ( g ) + 6 H 2 O ( l ) → Light C 6 H 12 O 6 ( s ) + 6 O 2 ( g ) Algae grown in water containing some 180 (in H 2 18 O) evolve oxygen gas with the same isotopic composition as the oxygen in the water. When algae growing in water containing only 16 O were furnished carbon dioxide containing 18 O, no 18 O was found to be evolved from the oxygen gas produced. What conclusions about photosynthesis can be drawn from these experiments?

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Chapter 19, Problem 79AE
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Photosynthesis in plants can be represented by the following overall equation:

6 CO 2 ( g )   +   6 H 2 O ( l )   Light  C 6 H 12 O 6 ( s )   +   6 O 2 ( g )

Algae grown in water containing some 180 (in H218O) evolve oxygen gas with the same isotopic composition as the oxygen in the water. When algae growing in water containing only 16O were furnished carbon dioxide containing 18O, no 18O was found to be evolved from the oxygen gas produced. What conclusions about photosynthesis can be drawn from these experiments?

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