Inorganic Ions

Specification Reference

"Understand the role of inorganic ions within plants."
  • Nitrate Ions are involved in the formation of amino acids and in turn DNA.
  • Calcium Ions form calcium pectate which forms the middle lamella holding cells together.
  • Magnesium Ions are the central ion in chlorophyll, allowing photosynthesis to take place.
  • Phosphate Ions make ADP and ATP which are important for all functions.