Flexi Says: The chemical equation for photosynthesis is:
6CO2 + 6H2O + Light Energy → C6H12O6 + 6O2
This chemical equation shows that the number of atoms in the reactants is the same as the number of atoms in the products. For example, there are six carbon molecules on both sides of the equation. The reactants include six carbon dioxide molecules, each with one carbon atom (6CO2) while the products contain one glucose molecule with six carbon atoms C6H12O6. Hence, matter is conserved during photosynthesis as it is during all chemical reactions.