Photosystem II (PSII) and the electron transport chain

 


Light is absorbed by the LHC of PSII and transfered to the reaction center

 


Chlorophylla in the reaction center absorbs the energy and uses it to elevate electrons to a higher energy level

 

 


The energized electrons of Chla in the reaction center are transfered to an acceptor and results in an oxidized Chla

 


The electron at the acceptor is transfered to the electron transport chain

 


Under the influence of the oxidized Chla, water is split in the intrathylakoid space yielding electrons, hydrogen ions and oxygen

 


The electrons produced by splitting water molecules in the intrathylakoid spare are used to reduce the oxidized chlorophylla in the reaction center