describe photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis is the process by which plants and other photosynthetic organisms capture light energy, combine it with water and carbon dioxide and convert it to glucose and oxygen. The process can best be explained by the following equation

                                 Light Energy

Water + Carbon Dioxide --------------------> Glucose + Oxygen



Photosynthesis is a process where certain chemicals (water and carbon dioxide) and used to make glucose (oxygen itself is also usually produced). Of course, the common chemical equation (H20 + C02 --> 6C-12H-6O + 6O2) describes what's basically going on, there are other processes involved. The problem with that equation is that it only describes photosynthesis in plants and some other organisms, because not all photosynthetic organisms release oxygen as a byproduct.

All in all, photosynthesis in plants is used to make glucose (at least that's all you'll probably need to know at this point, since you're probably just being introduced to this process if you're asking for a description).

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