Flashcards in Chapter 6 -3 Deck (10):
What happens in light harvesting complexes?
pigments capture solar energy
What happens in the reaction center?
2 chlorophyll a
e's excited by photon energy
Where does the Calvin cycle occur?
What do light dependent reactions involve?
electron flow and ATP formation
What happens in the noncyclic pathway?
electron is not returned and ATP & NADPH is produced
What happens in the cyclic pathway?
electron is returned
Overall what do light harvesting pigments do?
Absorb photons and transfer energy to P680
What does PSII trigger?
H+ accumulation and ATP production
What does PSI result in?