Photosynthesis - Photosynthesis A Photosynthesis 1 6CO2...

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Photosynthesis A. Photosynthesis 1. 6CO 2 + 12H 2 O light, Thylakoid C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 + 6H 2 O Chlorophyll 2. Light a. electromagnetic spectrum- light is electromagnetic radiation < 1nm 100nm 400nm 800nm Visible Gamma X-rays UV V I B G Y O R In. Red, Micro, Radio/TV waves - wave model i. wavelength ii. The amount of energy is inversely proportional to wavelength
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iii. UV has so much energy that when it strikes us, DNA absorbs it and makes pyrimadine dimmers. UV breaks Hydrogen bonds between bases and the bases form bonds between the same side; T A a little = mutation a lot = death A T A T C G iv. X rays- make Hyperactive ions, a little = mutation, a lot = death v. Visible Light has just enough energy to bump electrons to a high energy level 3. Pigments a. chlorophylls- Primary Pigments: Chlorophyll A (blue/green), Chlorophyll B (yellow/green)
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- Chlorophyll A is the only pigment that can use absorbed light energy in chemical reaction - porphyrin ring- absorbs light energy, cyclic, alternating double
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