• Question: Why does photosynthesis only occur with light?

    Asked by anon-250020 on 16 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: M S

      M S answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      So photosynthesis is the process in which plants break down sugar into energy. To do that it needs an energy source because it takes a lot to do that. That comes from light!

    • Photo: Paige Chandler

      Paige Chandler answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      Light from the sun is UV-rays (thats what gives you sunburn) – but plants can use that energy to make their own food from water and carbon dioxide in the air!

    • Photo: Ioana Grigoras

      Ioana Grigoras answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      Photosynthesis was named as such because it uses light as a source of energy for the chemical reactions it needs. Plants get that energy from the sun in the form of light and use it to create the substances they need to survive. Without light to provide the energy for the reactions, the plants can’t make the food that they need to stay alive.

    • Photo: Sophie Arthur

      Sophie Arthur answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Light provides energy for the synthesis of glucose from carbon dioxide and water during photosynthesis.
      During light reaction, the chlorophyll entraps light and the solar energy is converted into chemical energy in the form of ATP molecules. This can happen because light energy is used to split water