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Chapter 5, Problem 8SQ
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A metabolic pathway _______.

  1. a. may build or break down molecules
  2. b. generates heat
  3. c. can include redox reactions
  4. d. all of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction: A metabolic pathway is the systematic approach for the building, rearranging, or breaking down an organic molecule in a series of enzymatic reactions. Metabolic pathway is quite complex; it involves a network of molecules that constitute the cell’s metabolism.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for the correct statement:

A metabolic pathway involves formation of new molecules or their breakdown, release of energy as heat, and redox reactions. Thus, the given option a. “may build or break down molecules”, option b. “generate heat”, and option c. “can include redox reactions” are all correct.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the correct statement:

Option a. is given as “may build or break down molecules”. Metabolism is both a catabolic and an anabolic process in which breakdown and building of new molecules take place...

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