Definition of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a chemical process through which the green plants and other autotrophic organisms convert light energy into chemical energy. During this process, the solar energy is captured by the chlorophyll molecules present in the leaves of plants and they then convert water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich organic molecules such as glucose and oxygen.


Photosynthesis is a very vital process without which there would be no life. There would be no breathable oxygen in the air and no organic matter on the Earth to be fed on. The reaction of photosynthesis is catalyzed by several enzymes.

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