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What  is the equation for photosynthesis?  

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user8410266 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM via web

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What  is the equation for photosynthesis?


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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted March 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM (Answer #1)

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Generally, photosynthesis is a chemical process used by plants and other organisms in order to convert light energy derived from the sunlight and converting it to chemical energy that is used as energy source for other cellular activities.

The general equation for the process of photosynthesis is:

Carbon dioxide + water + light -> glucose + oxygen

If we rewrite this equation to using the chemical formula, we have:

`CO_2 + H_2O + light en ergy -> C_6 H_12 O_6 + O_2`

Finally, balancing the equation, we now have:

`6 CO_2 + 6 H_2O + light en ergy -> C_6 H_12 O_6 + 6 O_2`





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offerexpires | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM (Answer #2)

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the balanced chemical equation for photosynthesis is:


the word equation:

water+carbon dioxide+sunlight=glucose+oxygen

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gelsaied | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 22, 2013 at 4:21 AM (Answer #4)

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Photosynthesis is a Redox process:

Energy + 6CO2 + 6H20 ==> C6H12O6 + 6O2

This process is endergonic. The 6CO2 becomes reduced to C6H12O6 and the 6H20 becomes oxidized to 6O2.

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