Describe fully one experiment with potted green plant to show that starch is not produced in the leaves when carbon dioxide is not available (diagrams essential)
An experiment was set up as shown in the figure given below . The twig in the diagram was intact on the plant and it was as such in sunlight for a few hours .
(i) What is the aim of the above experiment ?
(ii) Why was potassium hydroxide placed inside the conical flask ?
(iii) What test would you perform on the leaf inside the flask?
(iv) What is the expected result of the above test ?
(v) Is it necessary to similarly test on outer leaf also ? Giva a reason .
Two healthy green plants were placed in the dark for 24 hours. They were then set up, as shown in the figure, for 4 hours. Then a leaf was taken from each plant and
the chlorophyll was removed from the leaves:
( i) What is the next and final step in this experiment?
( ii ) What would be the results of the final step?
( iii ) Why was it necessary to grease the glass sheet?
( iv ) What hypothesis is being tested in this experiment?
Complete the following statement by choosing the correct alternative given below :
All animals would die on the earth if there was no ______.