Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Definition of a catabolic reaction

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Catabolic reactions involve the:

    a. breakdown of large organic molecules to simple building blocks
    b. breakdown of life sustaining processes within cells
    c. building up of complex organic molecules from simple building blocks
    d. anabolic production of complex molecules
    e. expediture of energy

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 9:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/biology/biological-chemistry/definition-of-a-catabolic-reaction-338656

    SOLUTION This solution is FREE courtesy of BrainMass!

    Hello

    A catabolic reaction is defined as a reaction that breaks down large molecules (macromolecules or polymers, such as lipids, proteins, and polysaccharides) into smaller units. The smaller units (monomers) which are produced are used by cells either to make new polymers or are further broken down to generate energy (and waste). Catabolic reactions release energy.

    The correct choice is A.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 9:03 pm ad1c9bdddf>
    https://brainmass.com/biology/biological-chemistry/definition-of-a-catabolic-reaction-338656

    ADVERTISEMENT