UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    Which one of the following is the process involved in photosynthesis?

    A)  Potential energy is released to form free energy

    B)  Free energy is converted into potential energy and stored

    C)  Food is oxidised to release carbon dioxide and water

    D)  Oxygen is taken and carbon dioxide and water vapour are given out

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] During the process of photosynthesis in plants, the free energy of light is harvested by photosynthetic pigments i.e. chlorophyll in chloroplast. This free energy of light is trapped and used in the synthesis of chemical energy in molecule ATP and NADPH. This energy generated is used in fixing of CO; to carbohydrates i.e. glucose and stored for future use.

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