“All plants give out oxygen during day


“All plants give out oxygen during day and carbon dioxide during night.” Do you agree with the statement ? Give reason.
(CCE 2010)


Yes. Respiration is going on throughout day and night. Photosynthesis occurs only during the day. Rate of photosynthesis is several times the rate of

respiration. All the CO2 produced in respiration is also consumed in photosynthesis during the day time. Therefore, during day time, plants give out

oxygen, which is a product of photosynthesis. However, during night when there is no photosynthesis, plants liberate carbon dioxide.


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