Is water a product of photosynthesis?

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Is water a product of photosynthesis?

Post by Zissou » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:56 pm

Almost everywhere I look, the general equation for photosynthesis is 6CO2 + 12H2O = C6H12O6 + 6H2O + 6O2. I am confused by this because I am used to seeing the equation as 6CO2 + 6H2O = C6H12O6 + 6O2. Where do the 6 water molecules that are the products of photosynthesis come from? Are they a part of the Calvin cycle? Can someone please explain how water is produced from this process? Thanks!

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Post by Cristgonz » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:32 pm

Its simple.
the general equation is: 6[CO2] + 6[H2O] + Solar energy = C6H12O6 + 6[O2]

from six CO2 molecules and six water molecules you form one glucose molecule and six oxygen molecules.


use that equation, is the most simple to understand this process.

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Post by Cristgonz » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:39 pm

so responding to your question.
no, water is not a photosynthesis product.
The animal cells make the water in every process that has hydrolisis to break the union bridges.

It's simple, animals makes food for plants and plants makes food for us.
We use O2 and H2O.
Plants use CO2 and H2O.
H2O is the reducing weak agent.
CO2 is the oxidized carbon weak
C6H12O6 (glucose) is the reduced carbon with high energy
O2 is the powerful oxidating agent.

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