What is photosynthesis?

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Manomay Shravage

Mention the raw materials required for photosynthesis

Kavita Raman

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, some algae and bacteria convert energy from sun light, CO2 from the atmosphere and water, into chemical energy.

6C02 + 6H2O + [photons] -> C6H12O6 + 6O2

Photosynthesis occurs in two stages - light dependent stage and the light-independent stage called the Calvin cycle. The light dependent stage of photosynthesis uses photons from sunlight to make ATP and NADPH.