Photosynthesis is the process in which plants use light to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) into simple sugars (C6H12O6) and oxygen (O2). Six molecules each of CO2 and H2O turn into one molecule of C6H12O6 fo... More »

Photosynthesis plays an important role in the environment for several reasons as it helps clean the air because plants use the carbon dioxide in the air for photosynthesis, the plants produce oxygen as a by-product which... More »

Photosynthesis and respiration are complementary processes that both involve carbon dioxide, water, glucose and oxygen, and this is what they have in common. Essentially, they are the same reactions, although the reactio... More »

The role of H2O, or water, in photosynthesis, is essential to ATP, which is the energy process that drives photosynthesis. It is also important in the making of food; hydrogen atoms found in water make up part of the glu... More »

The carbon oxygen cycle is the process by which plants use carbon dioxide for respiration during photosynthesis and produce oxygen. During this process, carbon dioxide becomes part of the plant, and when the plant dies i... More »

During photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide and water, disassemble the molecules and convert them into sugar and oxygen. The water molecules are split into hydrogen and oxygen, and the hydrogen joins carbon diox... More »

In oxygenic photosynthesis, cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of plants and algae turn carbon dioxide, water and photons into carbohydrates and free oxygen. Only some of this oxygen is used by the organism; the rest is ... More »