Science: Photosynthesis

The most important chemical equation in the world is the following: carbon dioxide plus water plus energy from sun equals sugar plus oxygen

(6 CO2) + (6 H20) + (674 calories) = (C6H1206) + (6 02).

This is photosynthesis, the manner in which green plants create organic food substance from carbon dioxide and water, in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll, which does not take part in the transformation, is nevertheless the catalyst or activating force which makes it possible. All animals, including man, get their sustenance directly or indirectly from the energy...

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