Glucose Production Energy
Country: United States
Date: August 2006
Hi. I was wondering, how much energy is required to
make one glucose molecule in photosynthesis?
Since a mole of glucose (180 grams) releases 283 Kcal of energy when it is
metabolized, it takes at least this much energy to synthesize it during
photosynthesis. One molecule would require 283 Kcal divided by Avogadro's
number (6.023 x 10e23).
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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