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Ricky from Gundecha Education Academy, asked a question
Subject: Biology , asked on 9/1/12

 What is chemosynthesis? Is there a formula for it?

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mahima110290... , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 12/1/12

Vidhi, Its good to see your effort. But I think you have jumbled two different concepts. 

 

Chemosynthesis is the process by which microorganisms make food using carbon molecules like carbon dioxide or methane by oxidizing hydrogen or hydrogen sulphide.

The equation representing Chemosynthesis is :-

 

CO2 + O2 + 4H2S → CH2O + 4S + 3H2O

Carbon dioxide (CO2  , oxygen (  O2  )and hydrogen sulphide (H2S )is used to make carbohydrate (CH2O). Sulphur and water are released as byproduct.

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Ricky From Gundecha Education Academy, added an answer, on 11/1/12
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Where did gypsum come from

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Vidhi Srivastava From Girls' High School & College, added an answer, on 10/1/12
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Chemosynthesis  is the process by which  certain  microbes  create  energy  by mediating  chemical  reactions.its  chemical name  is  gypsum and its formula  is  CaSO42H2O

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