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Naturally occurring food and fuel contain complex carbon-based molecules, chiefly derived from plant matter that has been formed by photosynthesis. The chemical reaction of these molecules with oxygen releases energy; such reactions provide energy for most animal life and for residential, commercial, and industrial activities.

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For example, photosynthesis requires the input of light energy for the reaction to progress

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Substances react chemically in characteristic ways. In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the original substances are regrouped into different molecules, and these new substances have different properties from those of the reactants. The total number of each type of atom is conserved, and thus the mass does not change. Some chemical reactions release energy, others store energy.

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Any chemical process involves a change in chemical bonds and the related bond energies and thus in the total chemical binding energy. This change is matched by a difference between the total kinetic energy of the set of reactant molecules before the collision and that of the set of product molecules after the collision (conservation of energy). Some reactions release energy (e.g., burning fuel in the presence of oxygen), and others require energy input (e.g., synthesis of sugars from carbon dioxide and water).


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Chloroplasts:The Sites of Photosynthesis in Plants
All green parts of plants contain chloroplast (stem, unripened fruit)
Half a million chloroplast per square millimeter of leaf surface.
Chlorophyll is the green pigment located within chloraplast which causes the color of the leaf
The light energy absorbed by chlorophyll drives the synthesis of organic molecules in the chloroplast
Chloroplast are found mainly in mesophyll cells, the interior of the leaf
Stomata are pores which carbon dioxide enters and oxygen exists through the leaves
Water absorbed through roots are delivered to the veins which are also used to export sugar to the roots
Average mesophyll cells has 30 to 40 chloroplast
Stroma is the dense fluid within the chloroplast
Thylakoids are interconnected membranous sacs that segregate the stroma from another compartment
Chlorophyll resides in the thylakoid membranes

The Two Stages of Photosynthesis: A Preview
Light Reactions and the Calvin Cycle are the two stages of photosynthesis
The light reactions are the steps that convert solar energy to chemical energy
The hydrogen ions and electrons are accepted by NADP+ where they are temporarily stored.

07/08/2017 · Photosynthesis

The overall equation for the light-dependent reactions under the conditions of non-cyclic electron flow in green plants is: DiscoveryJan van Helmont began the research of the process in the mid-17th century when he carefully measured the mass of the soil used by a plant and the mass of the plant as it grew.Joseph Priestley, a chemist and minister, discovered that, when he isolated a volume of air under an inverted jar, and burned a candle in it, the candle would burn out very quickly, much before it ran out of wax.In 1778, Jan Ingenhousz, discovered that it was the influence of sunlight on the plant that could cause it to revive a mouse in a matter of hours.In 1796, Jean Senebier, demonstrated that green plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen under the influence of light.Samuel Ruben and Martin Kamen used radioactive isotopes to determine that the oxygen liberated in photosynthesis came from the water.Nobel Prize-winning scientist Rudolph A.

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The existence of atoms, now supported by evidence from modern instruments, was first postulated as a model that could explain both qualitative and quantitative observations about matter (e.g., Brownian motion, ratios of reactants and products in chemical reactions). Matter can be understood in terms of the types of atoms present and the interactions both between and within them. The states (i.e., solid, liquid, gas, or plasma), properties (e.g., hardness, conductivity), and reactions (both physical and chemical) of matter can be described and predicted based on the types, interactions, and motions of the atoms within it. Chemical reactions, which underlie so many observed phenomena in living and nonliving systems alike, conserve the number of atoms of each type but change their arrangement into molecules. Nuclear reactions involve changes in the types of atomic nuclei present and are key to the energy release from the sun and the balance of isotopes in matter.

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The light reaction uses solar power to reduce NADP+ to NADH
Light reactions also generate ATP through chemiosmosis to power the additional phosphate in the process of photophosphorylation.
Light reactions produce no sugar
Calvin cycle named after Melvin Calvin who begin to study it in the 1940s
The process begins by carbon fixation which is the incorporating of carbon dioxide from the air into organic molecules already present in the chloroplast.