. Photosynthesis is a/an

A: Reduction reaction.

B: Oxidation reaction.

C: Oxidation-reduction reaction.

D: None of the above.

Best Answer


The absorption of light energy and its conversion into chemical potential is known as photosynthesis.

Photosynthetic reactions include-

6CO+ 12H2O→C6H12O6 +6O2+6H2O

In the above reaction, carbon is reduced to glucose in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll whereas water is oxidized to oxygen. 

Hence, photosynthesis is an oxidation-reduction reaction.

Final Answer- 

So, The correct option is C.

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