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40. What role do enzymes play in the cell with regards to chemical reactions? Can they work against
equilibrium?
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40. What role do enzymes play in the cell with regards to chemical reactions? Can they work against equilibrium? 9.

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Enzymes are the biological catalysts that accelerate the biochemical reactions. The reactant for the enzyme is termed as the substrate, which is converted into the product by the enzyme. Most of the chemical reactions in the living things are catalyzed by the enzyme to speed up the reactions. Most of the enzymes present in the body are protein in nature. 

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The function of an enzyme in the chemical reaction is to make the reaction fast by factors 109 to 1020.  Due to this, the equilibrium of a reaction is reached very quickly. An enzyme does this by decr...

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