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Describe an experiment to prove that or chlorophyll Is necessary for photosynthesis. Draw its labeled diagram. | web4study
Describe an experiment to prove that or chlorophyll Is necessary for photosynthesis. Draw its labeled diagram.
Experiment to show that chlorophyll Is necessary for photosynthesis.
A variegated leaf i.e. a leaf in which chlorophyll is present only in patches is be taken. First, such a potted plant is kept in dark for a couple of days, for detaching the leaves.
Such a leaf is removed and tested with Iodine for presence Of Starch.
Only those parts previously green turn blue and other parts turn brown.
The experiment shows that Photosynthesis takes place only in green parts of a leaf where chlorophyll is present.
(ii) Experiment To show that light is necessary for Photosynthesis:
A potted plant is first distracted by keeping in dark for two days. Then a leaf is wrapped in black paper keeping a gap of L – Shape. It is then exposed to sunlight for several hours. Then it is tested with Iodine.
It is seen that only the L – Shaped gap and the part exposed to light turned blue showing formation of starch. The covered part of deaf turned brown showing absence of starch.
The experiment shows that Sunlight is essential for Photosynthesis.