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thylakoid membrane

location of Light-Dependent Reaction


location of Light-Independent Reaction


two high energy compounds produced during the light-dependent reactions are


structures in the leaf that allow for gas exchange

a series of electron carriers that move high energy electrons through the thylakoid membrane

what is the ETC and what does it do?

6H2O + 6CO2 + sunlight ---- C6H12O6 + 6O2

chemical equation for photosynthesis

ATP synthase

what is the name of the molecular complex that generates ATP

imbalance in the membrane which causes it to open

how is ATP synthase activated to generate ATP

adds energy to chemical bond

what is ATP

high energy electron carrier

what is NADPH

to capture light energy from the sun and transfer it to energy carriers

what is the purpose of the light-dependent reaction

it releases an electron, H+, and oxygen

why is the splitting of water important during photsynthesis

it is the enzyme that combines the carbon with the 5 carbon molecule RuBP

what is Rubisco and what does it do

it regenerates itself each cycle

why is the light-independent reaction called a 'cycle'

it is needed to combine with RuBP during the building of a glucose molecule

why is CO2 needed during photosynthesis

the splitting of water releases oxygen

how is oxygen produced during photosynthesis

to capture light energy and convert it to chemical potential energy

what is the purpose of photosynthesis

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