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Q & A: Expressing reactions in words

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
What is CO2+H2O+ENERGY+C6 H12 O6+O2 IN WORD FORM?
- Camille (age 13)
Notre Dame HS, Ottawa, Canada
A:

I guess somebody has asked you this question looking for the word 'photosynthesis'. This is the reaction that occurs in plants and some bacteria to provide the chemical energy used by most life. The energy input, by the way, can't be in just any old form but needs to be as light in certain ranges of colors.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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