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Why does a solution of starch at room temperature not readily decompose to form a solution of simple sugars?



A. The starch solution has less free energy than the sugar solution.
B. The hydrolysis of starch to sugar is endergonic.
C. The activation energy barrier for this reaction cannot be surmounted.
D. Starch cannot be hydrolyzed in the presence of so much water.
E. Starch hydrolysis is nonspontaneous.

This question is part of Chapter 8 Test - AP Biology
Asked by Muitran, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Carice Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Starch is present in plants. It is a soft, white, tasteless powder that is insoluble in cold water, alcohol, or other solvents. All starch contains a form of sugar. A solution of starch is...Read More
 

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Answered Oct 22, 2018

Starch is a sort of sugar, even though to beak those bonds, you choose enzymes. While we consume a cracker, for example, which is a starch, it does not melt in our mouths that fast. However,...Read More
 

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Muitran

Answered Oct 12, 2017

The activation energy barrier for this reaction cannot be surmounted.
 

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