raheem asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 1 decade ago

why chlorophyll is in green colour?

it says that the chlorophyll reflects green light so why the leaves are green in color

and also i have gone through this link

http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/7.html

and it says

The world of plants is rich with color, extending from green foliage to multicolored flowers and fruits. Wherever we see color, there has to be a molecule absorbing part of the visible spectrum to create that color.

so my question is if the chlorophyll reflects green light then why it is green color

pls help me out

thanks in advance

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  • Kes
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Chlorophyll absorbs all photons (colors) and rejects or reflects only those photons with wavelengths that the cones in your eye perceive as green. Photons interact with the electrons orbiting atoms and molecules absorbing some to produce heat (black objects absorb all photons and become hotter under the sun) and may pass through clear glass (transparent) unchanged. Or certain photons are absorbed but re-released as one or more new photons of a different color. Chlorophyll reflects 'green' photons and keeps most of the rest. Leaves may be of different colors because they contain colored pigments as well as chlorophyll.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Chlorophyll absorbs every other color in the visible spectrum, and reflects the color green. Thats why you see it, because the other colors like blue and purple, are what the plant leaves need to make food, thus are inside of the plant. Durring the fall, the plans reflect other colors such as red, orange, and yellow, because it is adapting to the nature and weather around them.

    This help?

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  • 4 years ago

    Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue and red but poorly in the green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, hence the green colour of chlorophyll chloros derives from Greek, where it means green but ur question - why chlorophyll is green in colour? seems more of a philosophical nature. why is it green!!? maybe the colour Green has a cooling and rejuvenating effect on living beings & maybe thats why God chose that colour for leaves

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because it is absorbing all the other waves of color and only reflecting green to your eyes..

    You explained it right there yourself

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