# Why is photosynthesis referred to as a biochemical pathway?

Apr 23, 2015

Because it is a series of sequential chemical reactions that are catalyzed by enzymes and occur on a cell.

By taking a look of the definition of a biochemical pathway, we can see that the process of photosynthesis totally fits in the definition.

Where carbon dioxide ($C {O}_{2}$) and water (${H}_{2} O$) are converted into glucose (${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}$) and oxygen (${O}_{2}$).