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The structures of the active sites of three copper containing metalloenzymes (A, B, and C) are shown below together with three biologically important reactions (I, II, and III). [His = Histidine]

For each reaction, identify the active site that catalyses the conversion and, with the aid of diagrams, describe the mechanisms involved. You may need to introduce other molecules to explain the mechanism.

Please see the attached document for the diagrams.

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Solution Summary

Three model systems are assigned to three bio-catalytic reactions with mechanisms explained.