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METABOLISM – ENERGY FOR LIFE
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Fundamental energy processes in plant cell = PHOTOSYNTHESIS & RESPIRATION Photosynthesis Respiration
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PHOTOSYNTHESIS Capture of light energy & its conversion into chemical energy high-energy organic compounds assembled from low-energy compounds using solar radiation Main route by which energy enters Earth’s biosphere Transformed Earth to allow complex life to become possible & now sustains ecosystem
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PHOTOSYNTHESIS; BACKGROUND INFORMATION INTERACTION BETWEEN LIGHT & PIGMENTS IS CRUCIAL TO SOLAR ENERGY CAPTURE & CONVERSION
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LIGHT & THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM properties of both particles & waves Photon carries fixed amt. of energy, i.e., a characteristic wavelength
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Wavelength = distance moved by photon during 1 complete vibration Energy of photon is inversely proportional to its wavelength
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Wavelength range of electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, X- rays, & UV radiation less than a nm (billionth of a meter [10 - 9]) radio waves more than a kilometer VISIBLE LIGHT
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