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Steps of Photosynthesis

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Step 1-Light Dependent
CO2 and H2O enter the leaf
Step 2- Light Dependent
Light hits the pigment in the membrane of a thylakoid, splitting the H2O into O2
Step 3- Light Dependent
The electrons move down to enzymes
Step 4-Light Dependent
Sunlight hits the second pigment molecule allowing the enzymes to convert ADP to ATP and NADP+ gets converted to NADPH
Step 5-Light independent
The ATP and NADPH is used by the calvin cycle as a power source for converting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into simple sugar glucose.
Step 6-Light independent
The calvin cycle converts 3CO2 molecules from the atmosphere to glucose
calvin cycle
The second of two major stages in photosynthesis (following the light reactions), involving atmospheric CO2 fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate.