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Where does the oxygen during photosynthesis come from?

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

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Answered Sep 25, 2020

The oxygen that was released during photosynthesis comes from water. It is a known fact that water is composed of 2 parts of hydrogen and one part oxygen. Whenever the process of splitting water happens, this is also the time when oxygen becomes released.

The electrons that are lost in the photosystem should always be replaced. Take note that the different things that you will find in plants that will be highly effective for trapping the light coming from the sun to properly convert carbon dioxide into water. Water will then split which will release oxygen back to the surroundings. The oxygen is what we breathe in so that we can continue living.

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Elena Sheldon

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Answered Sep 21, 2020

The oxygen released during photosynthesis comes from the splitting of water molecules to provide the electrons with hydrogen and oxygen.

• During photosynthesis, the plant absorbs carbon dioxide.

• This procedure occurs during a light-dependent reaction.

• The oxygen is discharged into the atmosphere during the light reactions.

• It comes from water because this is the molecule in which the bond is broken by sunlight to separate charge permitting the synthesis of molecules by diminishing power and energy.

• An electron in this pair of molecules becomes activated because of this extra energy, which leaves the molecule and is shifted to the primary electron acceptor.

• The movement of this electron forms a hole in the energy that must be filled.

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Answered Sep 18, 2020

Most people may wonder where the oxygen that is being released by plants comes from. They normally come from the splitting of water that happens during the light-dependent reaction. There are a lot of electrons that become lost or replaced during the photosystem II.

When water splits, this means that replacing the lost electrons will already be possible. The process of photosynthesis is always important for a lot of plants. There were already some studies that were done in the past about this and the results are always the same. The oxygen comes from water.

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H. Jones

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Answered Sep 15, 2020

The answer is: the oxygen comes from splitting water.

The oxygen used during photosynthesis comes from splitting water, oxygen is a byproduct of the splitting, and it is removed from the plant. Photosynthesis is the process used by plants to convert light energy into chemical energy.

Chemical energy is stored in the form of carbohydrate molecules. Photosynthesis is performed differently in different species. Photosynthesis is largely responsible for maintaining and producing oxygen content of the earth's atmosphere. The chlorophyll present in the green leaves absorbs sunlight.

The water is further disassembled by light energy into protons and electrons. Lastly, the oxygen released by the plant is used by animals and microorganism, and the carbon dioxide used by plants are released by animals.

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Denton Perez

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Answered Sep 08, 2020

Answer – from the splitting of water
The oxygen produced during photosynthesis is from the splitting of water. Oxygen is a byproduct of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants and other phototrophs convert carbon dioxide and water molecules into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.

The sunlight is absorbed by Chlorophyll present, which is the green pigment present in leaves. The water is further disassembled by the light energy into protons and electrons.

This oxygen is released from the leaves, and this is made available for animals and microorganisms for their respiration.

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Cesar H. Pablo

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Answered Jul 23, 2020

The correct answer to this question is A, Splitting of water molecules. Photosynthesis occurs when the plant absorbs water and carbon dioxide. Once the water is absorbed, the water molecules disassemble. They are then converted into oxygen and sugar. From that point, the water molecules split into two elements, which are oxygen and hydrogen.

The element hydrogen joins with carbon dioxide to create sugar. Any other oxygen leftover are released in the atmosphere during the respiration process. Another part of photosynthesis is that plants take in carbon dioxide, as well as water. Plant leaves contain chlorophyll, which absorb the sunlight to make sugar.

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W.Willow

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Answered Mar 17, 2020

A is the answer to this question. The splitting of the water molecules is the time when oxygen is released into the air. A lot of people may not realize that oxygen is very important right now. A lot of people are always concerned about the things that they have to do that they do not realize that oxygen is something that is keeping them alive. The process of photosynthesis is important not only for the plant that is bound to get food that will sustain the whole plant but also for us who rely on oxygen in order to survive here on earth. In order to make photosynthesis work, plants need carbon dioxide that they usually get because humans release carbon dioxide whenever they breathe out.
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E.Emily

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Answered Mar 12, 2020

A is the answer to this question. Remember that when photosynthesis is taking place, the plant will absorb carbon monoxide and water. The process will ensure that the right nutrients will be received by the plant and the excess oxygen will then be released into the air. This will happen during respiration.

There are a lot of people who do not realize just how important photosynthesis is when, in fact, this is the reason why we have enough oxygen in the air in order to supply us all. Take note that photosynthesis will not take place without some of the key ingredients, such as sunlight, water, and air.

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C.Mila

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Answered May 01, 2018

The oxygen during photosynthesis comes from split water molecules. During photosynthesis, the plant absorbs water and carbon dioxide. After the absorption, the water molecules are disassembled and converted into sugar and oxygen. The water molecules are also split into oxygen and hydrogen and the latter (hydrogen) is joined to the carbon dioxide to create sugars. Excess oxygen gathered after all these are released into the atmosphere during respiration.

In another regard, plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) during photosynthesis. The Chlorophyll in the leaves absorb sunlight and the water and carbon dioxide are used for making sugar. This sugar is stored for energy. Excess sugar is left behind in the root to work as starch and the excess water and carbon dioxide will evaporate.

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abdi

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Answered Oct 27, 2017

The oxygen released during photosynthesis comes from thesplitting of waterduringthe light-dependent reaction. 3. Remember, the electrons lost from the reaction center in photosystem II must be replaced.

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John Smith

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Answered Jun 01, 2017

Splitting of water molecules
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