AAT Bioquest

What substance is essential for photosynthesis?

Posted August 25, 2022


Water, carbon dioxide, and chlorophyll are essential substances in order for photosynthesis to take place. 

Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants create energy from sunlight. Chlorophyll converts water, carbon dioxide and other minerals into organic compounds such as oxygen and glucose. Plants then store glucose for growth and release oxygen into the atmosphere.

Additional resources

The physiological response of photosynthesis to nitrogen deficiency