process in which carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O)
are used to produce carbohydrates and evolve oxygen (O2)
in the presence of light and chlorophyll; the net result is that light
energy (radiant energy) is converted into chemical energy in the form of
fixed carbon compounds (carbohydrates).
green plant pigment in chloroplasts that absorbs the light needed for
thylakoids - flattened, sack-like membranes inside a chloroplast; contain the chlorophyll.
granum (pl.grana) - stacks of thylakoids.
lamellae (pl. stroma
lamella) - tubular membranes that connect
the grana in the
stroma - the fluid matrix of the chloroplast
Net Equation is Made up of Two Separate Reactions
Reaction - the reaction that uses the carbon dioxide and produces