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Suppose that a certain biologically important reaction is quite slow at physiological temperature (37 oC) in the absence of a catalyst.
Assuming that the collision factor remains the same, by how much must an enzyme lower the activation energy of the reaction in order to achieve a 4×105-fold increase in the reaction rate?
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