Hydrochloric acid (HCl) performs which of the following functions in the stomach?

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HCl activates the churning of food that mixes stomach contents.

  

HCl breaks apart the chemical bonds in cellulose, yielding glucose.

  

HCl disrupts the tertiary and secondary structure of proteins, enhancing their degradation by enzymes.

  

HCl cleaves peptide bonds.

 

asked Dec 31, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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HCl disrupts the tertiary and secondary structure of proteins, enhancing their degradation by enzymes.

 

answered Dec 31, 2012 by CaptainTeemo ~Expert~ (631 points)



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