What gas does the process of photosynthesis release into the atmosphere?

Asked Aug 28, 2010
Photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide and water and produces oxygen as a waste product.
Answered Aug 28, 2010

The name photosynthesis is derived from Greek word which means:

Photo = light and Synthesis = putting together.

Photosynthesis Equation represents a scientific process in which light energy emitted by the sun is utilized by the plants and animals to convert light energy into chemical energy.

This energy is stored in carbohydrate molecules, like sugars which are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis maintains atmospheric oxygen levels and supplies all of the organic compounds and most of the energy necessary for life on Earth.

Photosynthesis Equation can be represented using a chemical equation:

6CO2 + 6H2O ------> C6H12O6 + 6O2
Sunlight energy


CO2 = carbon dioxide
H2O = water
Light energy is required
C6H12O6 = glucose
O2 = oxygen
Answered Sep 29, 2015
Edited Sep 29, 2015

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