# Question #3218a

Feb 12, 2016

The above reaction shows photosynthesis .

#### Explanation:

$6 C {O}_{2} + 6 {H}_{2} O +$ sunlight & chlorophyll $\rightarrow {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} + 6 {O}_{2}$ Here,

${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}$ is Glucose. This is the basic energy source for plants. And Plants release ${O}_{2}$ (oxygen) when the complex process of
photosynthesis ends.

Photosynthesis is a complex multi step process in which green plants and some bacteria (basically AUTOTROPHS) use the light energy to make food (Here Glucose in plants) along with the release of oxygen.