Flashcards in 2.3 Photosynthesis Deck (12)
What is the word equation for photosynthesis?
Carbon dioxide + water -> glucose + oxygen
What is the balanced symbol equation for photosynthesis?
6CO2 + 6H2O -> C6H12O6 + 6O2
How is carbon dioxide obtained to be used in photosynthesis?
It is obtained from the atmosphere via diffusion through the stomata
How is water obtained to be used in photosynthesis?
It is obtained from the soil via osmosis through root hair cells
What other factor is needed in photosynthesis?
What absorbs the sunlight?
The green pigment chlorophyll found in chloroplasts
What is glucose stored as?
Insoluble starch or sugar
What is glucose used to make and do in a plant?
Fats for storage
Cellulose to strengthen the cell wall
What is the test for photosynthesis?
Use iodine to test for starch
What is a variegated plant?
One that doesn't photosynthesis everywhere
As chlorophyll and starch are only found in some parts of the leaf
What are the three limiting factors of photosynthesis?
Carbon Dioxide concentration