Photosynthesis Formula

Photosynthesis Formula

Carbohydrates are produced by the process of carbon assimilation which is carried on by the combination of water, carbon dioxide, by the application of external energy, light, and chlorophyll along with the involvement of oxygen. The complete chemical reaction is labelled as photosynthesis.
The general balanced reaction for Photosynthesis Formula according to Kamen and Ruban (1941) is
            6CO2        +    6H2O  →   C6H12O6   +    6O2   +     6H2O
  (Carbon dioxide)    (Water)              (Glucose)        (Oxygen)       (Water)

Photosynthesis is the process of converting the energy in which solar energy is converted into the form of light which is used in the production of carbohydrate molecules.

Solved Examples

Here are a few solved problems on Photosynthesis.

Problem 1: Write the complete balanced reaction for Photosynthesis both in symbol and word equation.


The balanced reaction for photosynthesis in word form is

Carbon dioxide + Water → Glucose  + oxygen.

The balanced reaction for photosynthesis in symbol form is

6CO2 + 6H2O  → C6H12O+ 6O2 + 6H2O


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