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    How would reactions rake place without enzymes?
    Where does the substrate go and what does it do?
    Because enzymes speed up chemical reactions
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    How would reactions rake place without enzymes?
    Where does the substrate go and what does it do?
    Because enzymes speed up chemical reactions
    You seem confused.Yes ,enzymes SPEED UP reactions.
    The reactions would still happen,but without the enzymes,the reactions would be really slow.lIKE REALLY SLOW.

    For example,the hydrolysis of peptide bonds without enzymes means a half life for a peptide bond of 10 to 1000 years,too slow for living organisms to gain energy from them.

    So chemical reactions would still happen,but they would be so slow,that life as we know it would not exist since they would be too slow to sustain us. Thats the importance of enzymes .
 
 
 
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