Why is sunlight important to the process of photosynthesis?
The process of photosynthesis occurs when green plants use the energy of light to convert CO2 and H2O into carbohydrates. Light energy is absorbed by chlorophyll, a photosynthetic pigment of the plant, while air containing carbon dioxide and oxygen enters the plant through the leaf.
What is the waste product for the plant and how is it removed from the plant?
Green plants produce carbon dioxide and water as respiratory products. In green plants, the carbon dioxide released during respiration gets utilized during photosynthesis. Oxygen is a by product generated during photosynthesis, and exits through stomata, root cell walls, and other routes.
What are the final products of photosynthesis and how are they important to life on this planet?
The final products of photosynthesis are glucose and oxygen. The oxygen allows animals and other organisms to breathe and produce energy through cellular respiration. The sugar is also used by other organisms to make energy. Both oxygen and glucose are ingredients in the process of cellular respiration, which all organisms undergo, to make energy.
Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8