Photosynthesis is the process by which living things collect and store energy, and respiration is the process by which living things release that store energy to perform work. The chemical reaction of photosynthesis is t... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

Photosynthesis is the process where a plant consumes water, carbon dioxide and light energy to produce glucose and oxygen. During cellular respiration, the chemical energy in the glucose molecule converts into a form the... More » Science Biology Cells

Respiration, in which energy is released from carbohydrates for metabolic needs, takes place in plants through a process which can be expressed in a word equation as: glucose + oxygen = energy + carbon dioxide + water. T... More » Science Biology Botany
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