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No, volume is not preserved in the chemical net reaction of photosynthesis. When you think about this, it is not even surprising that the combined volume of the reactants decreases: On both the LHS and RHS you have 6 mol of a gas (LHS: C0$_2$, RHS: O$_2$) that in terms of volume cancel out under the ideal gas assumption. Additionally, you have 6 mol of ...


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To answer if the equivalent could be done with plants, we have to understand the histological and anatomical differences between plants and animals. Just as spraying a nutritive solution over an animal (like you and me) doesn't work, spraying a nutritive solution over the leaves doesn't work as well: the nutritive molecules (let's use glucose in our ...


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Survive without eating: no Survive without photosynthesis: 1. Yes, and 2. Yes-if considering only "nutritional" aspect of photosynthesis Some parasitic plants lack photosynthesis (see the beautiful ghost plant) Plants also grow during the night, and plants are able of respiration, which can exceed photosynthesis - and trees do so excessively when they ...


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No, not in the long run at least. (Except for parasitic plants as I have just learned!) Plants rely on photosynthesis to make up glucose but that is just the tip of the iceberg, there are tons of cascade reactions (also genes regulation) going on linked to the photosynthesis. Read this just to get an idea. So, photosynthesis is so deeply linked to the ...



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