How are pigments related to photosystems?

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Apr 26, 2018

See explanation below. . .


Photosynthesis is the process by which light energy is converted to chemical energy. Light shines down on a plant and the chloroplasts trap it. Chlorophyll is the green pigment that we see. It appears green because it reflects the colors it doesn’t absorb, which are green and yellow. A nice way to rememer the visible light spectrum, or the colors absorbed by the plants, is by the acronym ROYGBIV. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. All colors minus green and yellow are absorbed and used for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.