Problem: Plants are green in color because they:a. absorb red and blue light and reflect yellow and green light.b. absorb yellow and blue light and reflect green and red light.c. absorb yellow and green light and reflect red and blue light.d. absorb green and red light and reflect yellow and blue light.

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There are three types of pigments in chloroplasts. These are chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, and carotenoids. Their aborption spectra vary from one another. It should be noted that the color of a material basically corresponds to the spectrum of light that is not absorbed by the material.

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Plants are green in color because they:

a. absorb red and blue light and reflect yellow and green light.

b. absorb yellow and blue light and reflect green and red light.

c. absorb yellow and green light and reflect red and blue light.

d. absorb green and red light and reflect yellow and blue light.

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