Ch 4: Chemistry of Photosynthesis

About This Chapter

The Chemistry of Photosynthesis chapter of this Photosynthesis Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the chemistry of photosynthesis. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the chemistry of photosynthesis.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a chemistry of photosynthesis unit of a photosynthesis course. Topics covered include:

  • Photosystem
  • Writing and balancing chemical equations
  • Functional groups, monomers and polymers
  • Endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Redox reactions and their role in cellular respiration
  • Carbohydrates
  • Mitochondria
  • ATP
  • The phosphate group

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: Chemistry of Photosynthesis
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Photosystem: Definition & Overview

1. Photosystem: Definition & Overview

Learn how plants and photosynthesis are a requirement for animal life on our planet. Discover the role of photosystems in this process, and see how plants use light and water to make oxygen and food.

Basic Properties of Chemical Reactions

2. Basic Properties of Chemical Reactions

Learn how about the various components of a chemical reaction, and how those components function. Use this lesson to understand the basic properties of different kinds of chemical reactions.

Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

3. Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

If you've ever wondered what gives vinegar that sour flavor, you may not realize that you have contemplated functional groups. View this lesson for an introduction to organic chemistry, functional groups and how they are part of your daily life.

Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

4. Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

From everyday man-made items like milk jugs and styrofoam to natural proteins and plant materials, the world is full of polymers! Check out this lesson to learn how polymers are constructed on a molecular level.

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

5. Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Explore a chemical reaction at the molecular level. Learn about exothermic and endothermic reactions, what they look like and what happens when they occur. Understand enthalpy and how you can use it to predict whether a reaction will be exothermic or endothermic.

Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes

6. Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes

This video explores the relationship between chemistry and energy. We learn the general properties of energy and the concepts of temperature and heat. We will learn about energy flow and consider the enthalpy change during chemical reactions.

Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples

7. Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples

This short video will explain oxidation-reduction reactions, or redox reactions for short. The focus is on how electrons are transferred during redox reactions. Learn some neat mnemonic devices to help you remember when an atom is oxidizing or reducing.

Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples

8. Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples

Redox reactions play an important role in cellular respiration. In this lesson, you will see how NAD and FAD are used as electron carriers to temporarily store energy during cellular respiration.

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

9. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.

What Is Mitochondria? - Definition & Functions

10. What Is Mitochondria? - Definition & Functions

What does a little thing inside of your cells have to do with bacteria, energy, money, and your body's life sustaining processes? Well, in one word, 'mitochondrion' is the answer! In this lesson, you will learn about mitochondria and their function.

ATP: Definition & Molecules

11. ATP: Definition & Molecules

ATP is the molecule that fuels life. It is where our cells get the energy needed to perform their tasks. This lesson will define ATP, explain its structure, and briefly outline how it works.

Phosphate Group: Definition & Explanation

12. Phosphate Group: Definition & Explanation

This humble group of atoms (phosphorus surrounded by oxygen) can carry energy, shape your cell membranes, and help form the backbone of your DNA. Learn what a phosphate group is and how it does these important jobs.

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