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What are the names of two rings present in haemoglobin and chlorophyll? What is the difference between Chlorophyll – a and chlorophyll – b?

What are the names of two rings present in haemoglobin and chlorophyll? What is the difference between Chlorophyll – a and chlorophyll – b?

Grade:12th pass

2 Answers

Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
5 years ago
Hello Student,
The name of the ring which is present in both of these structure is Porphyrin.
You can clearly see the structural diiference between the two (chlorophyll & haemoglobin) in the attached image.
261-824_chlorophyll-haemoglobin.png

And yes chlorophyll a is different from chlorophyll b is –
a very small structural difference at Carbon number 7.
261-1872_image15.png
G.VENKATESH
106 Points
5 years ago
They reflect or transmit green light, which is why leaves appear green. The ratio of Chl-a to Chl-b in the chloroplast is 3:1. Photosynthesis depends upon the absorption of light by pigments in the leaves of plants. The most important of these is chlorophyll-a, chlorophyll-b also plays a role.

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