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National Science Foundation

Chemistry Now: Chemistry of Green: Chlorophyll

The Chemistry of Green: Chlorophyll--The chemistry of photosynthesis, pigments, visible light spectrum. This video explains the basic role of the pigment molecule chlorophyll in photosynthesis, and explains why plants are--or appear to be--green: because chlorophyll molecules absorb visible light in all color wavelengths except green, which is reflected back, into our eyes.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)


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