Photochemistry: An Introduction

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What's photochemistry – Photochemistry is a fascinating and fundamental science that focuses on light and its chemical effects. This is a photochemical reaction that occurs in the natural world.

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The basics – Photo- means light, and "-Chemistry", the science of elements in matter, their properties, and reactions, is called "Photo-". Photochemistry is the study of light's reaction with these elements in order to create new substances.

Photochemistry can cause irreparable damage and cannot be reversed. It is more versatile than thermal reactions. The absorption and processing of visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light can lead to photochemical reactions.

Types – There are three types of photochemical reactions that are well-known: Photosynthesis is the process of converting solar energy (sunlight), to carbon dioxide, water, and oxygen to glucose in plants. Photoluminescence is a naturally occurring enzyme found in living organisms. It reacts to create light and is responsible for the glow of fireflies, jellyfish, and bioluminescent algae.

Photodegradation is one of the less popular reactions. This is when light and air altar materials, often destroying quality (especially for faded photographs, paintings, and glassware). You can even search online for more information about photochemistry.