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Definition of a catabolic reaction

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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

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A catabolic reaction is defined as a reaction that breaks down large molecules ...

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In this solution I define a catabolic reaction in terms of how this reaction interacts with large organic molecules and simple building blocks.

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