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Why is quantum physics needed to explain photosynthesis ?

  1. Jun 8, 2014 #1
    Why is quantum physics needed to explain photosynthesis?

    In what aspect does the corresponding classical theories for photosynthesis fail?
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2014 #2

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  4. Jun 8, 2014 #3
    Two other things to check out are electron transfer and vibronic coupling. These play a big role in the efficiency of photosynthetic systems.
     
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