van der What?

van der Waals - the unseen force that holds objects together. What is van der Waals? you make ask, and why the fuss? van der Waals is a type of intermolecular force - a force that exists between two neighbouring molecules. First postulated by the Dutch physicist Johannes Diederick van der Waals in 1873, van der… Continue reading van der What?


How is photosynthesis linked to respiration?

Photosynthesis produces glucose using energy from sunlight. The total amount of glucose produced in photosynthesis is called Gross Primary Productivity (GPP). Some of this glucose is used for respiration, to produce ATP. ATP is used to help enzymes catalyze metabolic reactions in the cell. The rest of the glucose is available for plant growth (ie.… Continue reading How is photosynthesis linked to respiration?