Choose the event that does not occur in photosynthesis

(A) Absorption of light energy by chlorophyll

(B) Reduction of carbon dioxide to carbohydrates

(C) Oxidation of carbon to carbon dioxide

(D) Conversion of light energy to chemical energy



Photosynthesis is a process by which green plants make their own food .

  • Sunlight is absorbed by the chlorophyll i.e. is the green pigment present in the leaves.
  • This energy is used to break water molecules into Hydrogen and Oxygen.
  • Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is reduced to carbohydrates and water is oxidised to produce oxygen.
  •   Light energy is converted into chemical energy in this process.

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So, the correct answer is (c) 

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