Which color of light does chlorophyll absorb more of than any other color?

1 Answer
Nov 1, 2016

Chlorophyll absorbs light of the red and blue wavelengths more.


Chlorophyll is a chemical photoreceptor that traps light for photosynthesis in plants.

It gives plants their characteristic green colour because of the three primary colours, it does not absorb the green wavelength, thus reflecting it.

Chlorophyll in plants exists in two slightly differing variants: chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b, both of which absorb light in the blue and red wavelengths of the spectrum of visible light.