# How does photosynthesis work?

Photosynthesis is a complex series of reactions, mostly redox reactions, to produce $\text{ATP}$ or the energy-carrying molecule throughout the plant. Usually however, we simplify the most important part of the equation, so that it simplifies into just:
$6 C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 6 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \stackrel{\text{sunlight")stackrel("chlorophyll}}{\to} {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} \left(a q\right) + 6 {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \uparrow$
Beyond that, there are mainly three steps. They are glycolysis, Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain $\left(\text{ETP}\right)$.