# What reaction uses sun-light to produce simple sugars?

Mar 23, 2017

You refer to $\text{photosynthesis}$?

#### Explanation:

Now, we know that green plants can (miraculously!) convert carbon dioxide into simple sugars. And we can represent this by the equation:

$6 C {O}_{2} + 6 {H}_{2} O + \Delta \rightarrow {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} + 6 {O}_{2}$

So moles of water $= \frac{36 \cdot g}{18.01 \cdot g \cdot m o {l}^{-} 1} = 2 \cdot m o l$.

Given stoichiometric carbon dioxide, we can produce $\frac{1}{3} \cdot m o l$ glucose, i.e. some $60 \cdot g$ glucose.