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Hill reaction


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The release of oxygen from isolated illuminated chloroplasts when suitable electron acceptors (e.g. potassium ferricyanide) are added to the surrounding water. The reaction was discovered by Robert Hill (1899–1991) in 1939; the electron acceptors substitute for NADP+, the natural acceptor for the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis.

Subjects: Chemistry — Biological Sciences.


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