Chlorophyll is for Smarty Plants!
What’s Chlorophyll? It is a natural chemical that makes plants green! Chlorophyll is found not only in plants but also in algae and some bacteria. Chlorophyll has a molecular structure in which Magnesium is located at the center, and plants that contain chlorophyll are autotrophs, meaning that they are able to create the nutrients that they need internally. Chlorophyll is found in tiny organelles called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts are the food producers for plants. They make the sugar and starch to give plants energy.
Chlorophyll is the molecule that allows for plants to undergo the photosynthetic process. This allows for plants to utilize light from the sun to create the necessary nutrients for continued growth and health. During this process, chlorophyll uses sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to create food energy for the plant. Chlorophyll keeps plants green and alive!
During your experiment, you extracted or removed the chlorophyll from the spinach leaves. That is why a greenish liquid was on the coffee filter.