Question - Is water lost when it is used?

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Unless it's used in a hydrolysis situation where hydrogen and oxygen are separated out from H2O. For general intents and purposes, water is not “lost” when “used”. Transpiration is the loss of water from a plant in the form of water vapor. Water is absorbed by roots from the soil and transported as a liquid to the leaves via xylem. In the leaves, small pores allow water to escape as a vapor. Of all the water absorbed by plants, less than 5% remains in the plant for growth. Control of Transpiration The atmosphere to which the leaf is exposed drives transpiration, but also causes massive water loss from the plant. Up to 90 percent of the water taken up by roots may be lost through transpiration. Water is lost from the leaves of plants by evaporation. This is known as transpiration. Most of the water lost by a plant occurs through the tiny pores in the leaf called stomata. These pores open during the day to allow gaseous exchange for photosynthesis. The tree first tries to conserve water by closing off the pores in the leaves, which also slows down photosynthesis since air can not get in. In general if leaves lose water faster the roots will pull water fast from ground to make the balance. It happens all the time as seasons change through out a year.

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It is commonly assumed that transpiration does not occur at night because leaf stomata are closed in the dark. For some species and circumstances, nighttime leaf water loss constituted a significant fraction of total daily water use.

During a growing season, a leaf will transpire many times more water than its own weight. An acre of corn gives off about 3, 000-4, 000 gallons (11, 400-15, 100 liters) of water each day, and a large oak tree can transpire 40, 000 gallons (151, 000 liters) per year.

transpiration in plants can cause huge loss of water, Transpiration in plants has been described as a necessary evil. This is mainly because the process involves loss of large amounts of water. The volume of water transpired is considered lost because it is not used by the plant for its life processes.

1-Water is passively transported into the roots and then into the xylem. 2-The forces of cohesion and adhesion cause the water molecules to form a column in the xylem. 3- Water moves from the xylem into the mesophyll cells, evaporates from their surfaces and leaves the plant by diffusion through the stomata.

Plants need water to absorb nutrients from the soil. Transpiration is the process by which water moves up the stem of a plant from root to leaf when water is lost from the plant due to evaporation occurring at the leaves.

Water leaves the plant through the leaf in a process known as 'TRANSPIRATION'. Stomata are tiny pores in the leaves of the plants which evaporates water or takes out the process of transpiration.

When houseplant leaves develop droplets of water on their tips, it is probably just transpiration as water moves through the plant and evaporates from its leaves, stem, and flowers. However, when a plant is already saturated, it needs to release the excess moisture, and it does so by transpiration through its leaves.

The opposite of evaporation is condensation. Condensation describes the phase change from gas to liquid. Evaporation occurs when molecules at the surface of a liquid enter the gas phase at a temperature below the boiling point of the substance.

How do light, water and carbon dioxide get into a plant? In most plants, the leaves are the main food factories. They capture the sun's energy with the help of chlorophyll in the leaf cells. The chlorophyll traps and packages the energy from the light of the sun in a process called photosynthesis.

The majority of stomata are located on the underside of plant leaves reducing their exposure to heat and air current. In aquatic plants, stomata are located on the upper surface of the leaves.

Water on Earth cycles from the oceans, where it evaporates from the surface, into the atmosphere, forms clouds, falls onto the land as rain, travels through wetlands, rivers, lakes and underground then returns to the ocean — collectively known as the hydrologic cycle.

Animals acquire most of their water in food, drink and a smaller amount by oxidative metabolism. Animals lose water by urinating, defecating, and by evaporative loss due to sweating and breathing. Respiratory surfaces are a major avenue for water loss in air-breathing animals.

Xylem makes a system of tubes for water to travel up the plant. Xylem makes the rings we see when we cut down a tree. When water molecules leave through the stomata in the leaves, they pull up the next water molecules in line. This way the water moves up the Xylem against gravity.