Biology Unit 3 Study Guide: Cellular Processes – Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

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Biology Unit 3 Study Guide: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

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All living things obtain and use energy…

How do plants convert energy from the sun into food for energy?

Trace the path of energy from the sun to glucose.

Sun–> Energy is captured in leaves by chlorophyll inside the organelle chloroplasts. –> Energy is captured by electrons and carried in ATP and NADPH. –> The high-energy electrons are used to build molecules the cell need like glucose.

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What do plants need in order to undergo photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis within chloroplasts is divided into two phases:

1) Light Reactions (occurs in the thylakoid disk)

i) Electrons excited by the sun are carried by ATP and NADPH to where the next phase occurs.ii) (a) H2O

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