Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 8 - Photosynthesis - Review Questions - Understand: 3

Answer

a.

Work Step by Step

The absorption spectrum for chlorophyll, and for photosynthesis, shows that red, blue, and violet light are taken up. Those same spectra mostly show a gap for orange, yellow, and green, and the spectra show little-to-no absorption in the ultraviolet and infrared, outside the visible range. This also eliminates d.
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