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Photosynthesis: Carbon Dioxide and Water Converted into Glucose & Oxygen

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If 0.50 moles of water are available, with an excess of carbon dioxide, how many moles of glucose, C6H12O6 are produced?

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Photosynthesis is actually a complex series of chemical reactions. Photosynthesis can be simplified into two reactants (carbon dioxide and water) and two products (glucose and oxygen). This answer gives the chemical equation for photosynthesis and solves for the moles of glucose produced if 0.50 moles of water are consumed.

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The process by which green plants use sunlight energy to convert water & carbon dioxide into oxygen & glucose is the basis for virtually all life. Sugars, the first products of photosynthesis, are converted into starch, protein, cellulose, and thousands of other chemical compounds.

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