What is photosynthesis ?
H2O + 8 photons (light) + CO2
CH2O + O2
What is the reverse reaction called ?
All life requires energy, you can see the electrons in the half
2H2O + 8 photons + 4H+ + 4e
CO2 + 4H+ + 4e CH2O + H2O
This is how plants get e
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INTRODUCTION Spectroscopy Overview
Molecules Absorb Light and Undergo Excitation
Organic molecules interact with light. By shining light on an unknown organic substance and measuring
the result of its interaction with the substance, we can draw conclusion