Which of the following equations is the summary of photosynthesis?

(A) 6CO 2 + 12H 2 O → C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 + 6H 2 O

(B) 6CO 2 + H 2 O + Sunlight→ C 6 H 12 O 6 + O 2 + 6H 2 O

(C) 6CO 2 + 12H 2 O + Chlorophyll + Sunlight→ C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 + 6H 2 O

(D) 6CO 2 + 12H 2 O + Chlorophyll + Sunlight→ C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O

 

Answer

Photosynthesis is a process by which green plants make their own food by taking in CO 2 , water and sunlight in the presence of chlorophyll and sunlight producing glucose, O 2 and H 2 O.

Reaction for Photosynthesis-01.jpg

 

The equation that summarizes the reactions taking place in photosynthesis is 

So, the correct answer is (c)

 

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 6 Class 10 - Life Processes (Term 1)

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