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    DNP & Photosynthesis in plants

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    Dinitrophenol (DNP) is an "uncoupler" that causes membranes to become permeable to H+. Explain what would happen if DNP was added to plants that were carrying out photosynthesis. Would the light and dark reactions still proceed? Include in your answer whether or not O2, glucose, ATP, and NADPH would be produced

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    Problem: Dinitrophenol (DNP) is an "uncoupler" that causes membranes to become permeable to H+. Explain what would happen if DNP was added to plants that were carrying out photosynthesis. Would the light and dark reactions still proceed? Include in your answer whether or not O2, glucose, ATP, and NADPH would be produced

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    Since membranes become permeable to H+ (protons), we can conclude that the chloroplast membranes also become leaky to ...

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