Chemical Reactions

Kinetics and Thermodynamics

What is an example of a multistep chemical reaction?

Many reactions in biological chemistry (see also “Biochemistry”) are multistep chemical reactions. Glycolysis, which is the process of breaking down sugar to generate energy, for example, involves ten sequential steps. Each step is carried out by a special type of catalyst, called an enzyme. There are countless multistep processes in biological systems.


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