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SECTION 8-2
Photosynthesis
PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Plants use the energy of sunlight to convert
water and carbon dioxide into high-energy
carbohydrates (sugar & starches) and oxygen.

6 CO2 + 6 H2O  C6H12O6 + 6 O2
Carbon
dioxide

+
Water 
sugar
+
Only occurs in Autotrophs
oxygen
PHOTOSYNTHESIS CONT.

In addition to water and carbon dioxide,
photosynthesis requires light and chlorophyll, a
molecule found in chloroplasts.

Chlorophyll does not absorb green light very well.

Green light is reflected by leaves, which is why
plants look green.