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Photosynthesis refers to the process by which light energy is harnessed and transformed into chemical energy in the form of the food sugar. More specifically, carbon dioxide and water are combined and their atoms are rearranged to form a sugar molecule. The bonds within the sugar molecule store the energy obtained from light. Oxygen from water is released as a by-product in this process.

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Photosynthesis is a process that is carried out within the cells of plants as well as certain protists, bacteria, and archaea. In the eukaryotes (e.g., the plants and protists), photosynthesis is carried out in organelles called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts contain chlorophyll, a lipid that gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll is what actually captures light energy. The photons in light (i.e., the light particles) “jostle” the electrons in the chlorophyll molecule, which starts the process of energy transformation.