Biology 118 Blue Thread Questions

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Biology 118 Blue Thread Questions: 1. Can a catalyst make a nonspontaneous reaction occur spontaneously? In discerning whether it is possible for a catalyst to make a nonspontaneous reaction occur  spontaneously, it is important to remember that spontaneity indicates the directionality of a  process insinuating the possibility for a reaction to occur in that direction. Therefore, the function of a catalyst in a reaction is merely to decrease the activation energy implying that the enzyme  does not possess the power to change the delta G of a reaction because energy cannot be added.  2. Explain why the relative activity appears to drop off in this figure, when it has been  shown that reaction rates tend to increase at higher temperatures. Though reaction rates do tend to increase at higher temperatures, the relative activity drops in
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