What is photosynthesis give its reaction
Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants synthesize their own food using carbon dioxide and water in the presence of sunlight.
Steps involved are:-
1. The process occurs in the chloroplast present in the green parts of the plant. As chloroplasts have a green pigment called chlorophyll. This pigment captures the sun’s light energy and converts it into chemical energy.
2. As a result of this process, carbohydrate is formed and oxygen is released.
3. Carbohydrates provide plants, the energy to carry out metabolic work.
The net reaction of photosynthesis is shown below
6H2O + 6CO2 ----------> C6H12O6+ 6O2