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A question about chlorophyll

  1. Feb 7, 2007 #1
    If chlorophyll makes leaves green, and carotenoid makes them yellow, orange, and brown, then what in the world makes the leaves in Japan pink??
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  3. Feb 7, 2007 #2


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    Anthocyanins found in leaves are red.
    Red mixed with white light is pink.
  4. Feb 8, 2007 #3
    Okay but how is this possible if all white light is absorbed in the earth's athmosphere?
  5. Feb 8, 2007 #4
    not all of the white light is absorbed, some is absorbed and some is scattered and some goes right through.
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