– photosynthesis is a biological process by which chlorophyll containing organisms/autotrophs/green plants manufacture organic matter/food/starch/energy rich compounds from simple inorganic materials/carbon dioxide and water in the presence of light
– liberate oxygen as a by-product
– involves a series of oxidation/reduction reaction
– consists light and dark reactions
– 6CO2 + 6H2O —–light & chlorophyll—> C6H12O6 + 6O2 + ATP