A stupid question

Jay Mone' jmone at MARAUDER.MILLERSV.EDU
Mon Feb 23 10:27:48 EST 1998


Amber,
Photosynthesis is the reduction of carbon dioxide to form 
carbohydrates.  This process is involves the conversion of radiant 
energy from the sun to chemical energy of covalent bonds.  the 
reaction can be summed up as:
6 CO2 + 6 H2O ---> C6H12O6 + 6 O2

Respiration is essentially the reverse of photosynthesis, i.e. the 
oxidation of carbohydrates to CO2 and water, and is used to release 
energy for the synthesis of ATP.

Jay Mone'



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