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Dustin Lee 11/1/2006 Biology Block C 1. To start a chemical reaction, it is first necessary to weaken chemical bonds in the reactant molecules. This activation process requires that the molecules absorb energy. This “start-up” energy is called activation energy because it activates the
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Unformatted text preview: reactants and triggers a chemical reaction. 2. The reason for the shape of each enzyme fits the shape of only particular reactant molecules is because a specific reactant acted upon by an enzyme is called the enzymes substrate....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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