B4.4.1.1

Photosynthetic reaction

Content

Photosynthesis is represented by the equation:

carbon dioxide + water light glucose + oxygen

Students should recognise the chemical symbols: CO2, H2O, O2 and C6H12O6.

Students should be able to describe photosynthesis as an endothermic reaction in which energy is transferred from the environment to the chloroplasts by light.