• Question: Is chlorophyll solid or liquid?

    Asked by anon-250020 on 19 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Xiaohan Li

      Xiaohan Li answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Under normal condition, pure chlorophyll (of course they are different kinds of chlorophylls and they have different structures) is a solid. But they may be mixed and dissolved in different liquids.

    • Photo: M S

      M S answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      I think Xiaohan answered this well!

    • Photo: Nathan Kindred

      Nathan Kindred answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      I think Xiaohan summed it up perfectly!

    • Photo: Sophie Arthur

      Sophie Arthur answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      As well as Xiaohan’s answer, I think chlorophyll is not just one molecule, but a mixture of two – chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b.

      The primary pigment of photosynthesis is chlorophyll A. Chlorophyll B is an accessory pigment because it is not necessary for photosynthesis to occur. All organisms that perform photosynthesis have chlorophyll A, but not all organisms contain chlorophyll B.