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Do indoor plants create oxygen as a by-product the same way in which outdoor plants do (through photosynthesis)?

Is there any advantage to having plants in your house, other than for decor?

Does the oxygen provide any added benefit?

Does is provide cleaner air to breath?

These questions are encompassed.

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Yes, whether a plant is indoor or outdoor does not change the basic biochemistry of photosynthesis. The basic outline of photosynthesis is the conversion of light energy and carbon dioxide into sugars. As a result of this process, oxygen is a byproduct and is released ...

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Photosynthesis uses light energy to convert carbon dioxide into glucose, a simple sugar, in two steps, the light dependent and light independent reactions. Oxygen is produced as a by product during photosynthesis. This reaction stores energy in the chemical bonds of glucose.
Sugar and other carbohydrates are used as fuel sources by cells. During the process of Aerobic Cellular Respiration, glucose is broken down using oxygen. This reaction releases energy which is used to create ATP molecules, the energy carrier molecule of cells. The process also releases Carbon Dioxide as a byproduct.
Part 2: After completing the table you will have a basic understanding of these two complementary metabolic processes. Using what you have learned, and additional reference information, answer the following questions.
1. What is the name given to the types of organisms that can use photosynthesis to produce glucose? In addition, provide THREE specific examples..
2. What is the name given to the types of organisms that exclusively use aerobic cellular respiration to break down glucose to produce ATP for energy? In addition, provide THREE specific examples.
3. If oxygen is lacking, how might cells meet their energy needs through fermentation? Explain and give some examples of cells that can do this.
4. Both photosynthesis and aerobic cellular respiration are examples of complex metabolic pathways, consisting of many linked chemical reactions that require enzymes to function. Briefly, explain two (ONLY TWO) attributes of enzymes in catalyzing chemical reactions and in metabolic pathways.

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