rachael maya powerpoint 2 Essay

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“Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy to chemical energy and storing it in the bonds of sugar.” (Carter, 2014)
 Photosynthesis captures energy from the sun and stores it as glucose.
 The formula for photosynthesis is 6H2O + 6CO2
----------> C6H12O6+ 6O2

Energy in sunlight is in the biosphere introduced by photosynthesis, which is in plants, algae, and bacteria.  Thylakoid is known to be the structural unit of photosynthesis. 

“In light dependent reactions, the energy from light propels the electrons from a photosystem into a high- energy state.”
(2015, Shmoop University.)
 Light independent means that chemical reactions contain carbon dioxide and convert it into glucose.
 Light reactions occur in the Thylakoid/Grana
 The light reactions in Photosynthesis convert energy into many different forms.

The energy harvested from light reactions is stored by forming a chemical called ATP
(adenosine triphosphate), which is a compound used by cells for energy storage.
 ATP is a source of energy.
 ATP consists of a nucleotide with 3 phosphate groups.  ATP becomes ADP when ATP releases energy as a phosphate bond, and it is then broken.
 ATP also contains one adenosine molecule.

In the chloroplast is where the process of photosynthesis takes place.
 The two regions in the Chloroplast are known as the Grana, and the Stroma.
 Grana is known as, “part of the chloroplast structure consisting of stacks of membranebound compartments containing the pigment