What happens to the solar energy trapped by pigments such as chlorophyll?

Question by Doan: What happens to the solar energy trapped by pigments such as chlorophyll?
What happens to the solar energy trapped by pigments such as chlorophyll?

1. Solar energy is converted to the abiotic portion of ecosystems.
2. Solar energy is used to decompose biological molecules.
3. Solar energy is stored in chemical bonds in biological molecules needed to sustain life on Earth.
4. Most solar energy is reflected and some is absorbed as heat by Earth and its atmosphere.

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Answer by mohit garg
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3 Responses to “What happens to the solar energy trapped by pigments such as chlorophyll?”

  1. It is 3.
    If I recall correctly, the energy is used in photosynthesis for converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) and H20 (water) into C6H12O6 (glucose) which is an essential sugar.
    It is not 1 or 4, and for 2 the energy is not used to decompose glucose, but to form it. That leaves 3 and upon consumption, organisms will receive about 10% of that energy.

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