Chlorophyll is a chemical in plants, that absorbs the red light and most of the blue light that comes from sunlight. Sunlight is composed of the full spectrum of light wavelengths.Continue Reading
Chlorophyll converts the energy from sunlight into chemical energy that plants need to grow. Because it is the particular wavelength of red and blue light plants use for photosynthesis, plants can function using artificial light as long is it is full-spectrum light.
Chlorophyll uses the energy from the sun, along with water and carbon dioxide, to produce chemical energy in a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis takes place in a part of plants' cells called chloroplasts, which are most plentiful in plants' leaves. The chemical energy is stored as sugars for plants to use as needed. Although the red and blue light in sunshine is absorbed for use in this process, the yellow light and some traces of blue light that are not absorbed reflect back, giving chlorophyll, and therefore plants, their green color. In addition to green light waves, the other by-product of photosynthesis is oxygen. Humans inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide while plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen in a symbiotic relationship beneficial to both organisms.Learn more about Colors
The red and violet-blue light emitted from the sun are absorbed by the chlorophyll and used to drive most of photosynthesis. The green light is not absorbed and then reflected back which gives the leaves of plants their green color, according to the Central Michigan University.Full Answer >
The three primary colors of light are blue, green and red. As primary colors, these three colors can combine to create all other colors visible to the human eye.Full Answer >
White light is made up of all the colors of light. Sunlight contains all the colors of light in a continuous spectrum. A prism may separate the colors and produce a rainbow.Full Answer >
White light can be split into seven colors, namely, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The colors can be remembered using the acronym "ROYGBIV."Full Answer >