Green plants make oxygen from water using sunlight, a photosynthetic procedure so efficient that it’s Earth’s major source of oxygen:

PhotosynthesisHow plants use catalytic reactions to split oxygen from water:

Splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water using conventional electrolysis techniques requires considerable amounts of electrical energy. But green plants produce oxygen from water efficiently using a catalytic technique powered by sunlight – a process that is part of photosynthesis and so effective that it is the Earth’s major source of oxygen.

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