What does plants convert electromagnetic energy to?

1 Answer
Nov 3, 2016

Photosynthesis converts electromagnetic energy in the form of light into chemical energy stored in the chemical bonds of glucose.


Light is a form of electromagnetic energy used in the light dependent reactions of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis occurs in organisms that have chlorophyll, such as cyanobacteria, algae, and plants, Photosynthesis takes part in stages, such as the light dependent reactions followed by the light independent reactions.

The purpose of photosynthesis is to produce food for the plant or other photosynthetic organism. During the light dependent reactions, light energy (electromagnetic energy) hits and excites electrons in the chlorophyll.

This is followed by an electron transport chain which produces ATP for the light independent reactions, in which glucose is produced, which stores chemical energy in the form of chemical bonds.