Photosynthesis Formula

Photosynthesis Formulas - Balanced Chemical Equation for Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a process by which plants or organisms like algae and bacteria harness the solar energy in the presence of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) and convert it into chemical energy. This chemical energy is stored in the form of sugar (C6H12O6) that can later be used to fuel the organism's activities.


Not every organism is capable of synthesizing food from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O), so the organisms gifted with this functionality are termed as ‘photoautotrophs’. Although the process of process of Photosynthesis is quite complex, we can briefly represent it in the form of following chemical equation which was first proposed by Cornelis van Neil.



This Glucose that is synthesized by plants is later consumed by humans or animals to release energy, carbon dioxide and water in a process called respiration.