Why is water split during the light dependent reactions of photosynthesis?
Aug 24, 2016
Photosynthesis is divided into 2 phases. First phase is called Light Phase and the second phase is called Dark phase.
- Water is absolute requirement for photosynthesis to occur.
- During Light reactions of Photosynthesis, the chlorophyll will be activated by light.
- This light activated chlorophyll will split the water molecule. This process is called Photolysis.
- Water molecule is split to release H+ ions and also oxygen.