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Chlorophyll and light both need to be present for photosynthesis to take place but they are not used up in the reaction because they are not part of it. The word equation for photosynthesis is therefore as follows:

Fig 1: Photosynthesis Equation
Fig 1:
Photosynthesis Equation

Which means the symbol equation for photosynthesis is:

6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2