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Why is Chlorophyll is green in colour ?

Book Summary   by:Einstein Reborn     Original Author: Aj
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Q.)Why is chlorophyll green in colour

Ans.)Becaure it absorbs light rays on both side of spectrum and reflects green colour which is in middle colour among V I B |G| Y O R .
Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in most plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. Its name is derived from ancient Greek: chloros = green and phyllon = leaf. Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue and red but poorly in the green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, hence the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues like plant leaves.
Published: October 18, 2007   
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