Problem: The ΔG for a particular uncoupled reaction in a cell is -5.0 kcal/mol. Based on that information, which of the following is false?  a. The reaction releases free energy. b. An enzyme will likely be utilized to allow the reaction to proceed in a useful time frame. c. The rate of this uncatalyzed reaction will be determined by the quantity of activation energy required to initiate it. d. The products of the reaction have more free energy than the reactants. e. The transition state (reactants pass through this state on their way to becoming products) possesses the most free energy.

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The ΔG for a particular uncoupled reaction in a cell is -5.0 kcal/mol. Based on that information, which of the following is false

a. The reaction releases free energy.

b. An enzyme will likely be utilized to allow the reaction to proceed in a useful time frame.

c. The rate of this uncatalyzed reaction will be determined by the quantity of activation energy required to initiate it.

d. The products of the reaction have more free energy than the reactants.

e. The transition state (reactants pass through this state on their way to becoming products) possesses the most free energy.

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