Question:

What makes proteins the ideal types of compounds to act as enzymes?

Answer:

An energy-releasing reaction is more likely to start spontaneously. You have to have enough energy to overcome the activation energy barrier (that is to start breaking some bonds). Viva la AnswerParty!


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