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Why does the shape of a molecule affect its function?

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IT IS OFTEN THE SHAPE OF THE MOLECULE THAT DETERMINES ITS PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES. [Structure determines function]

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The correct answer is: The shape of a molecule determines its properties and interactions.

The molecule's function and chemical and physical properties

C.A molecule that has a symmetrical shape will be a nonpolar molecule.

Because a protein's function is dependent on is shape, and a mutation may change the composition (the sequence of amino acids) of a protein, which may in turn cause the shape of the molecule to change.

when the molecule contains polar bonds

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A molecule's shape determines what points on its outside are available for bonds. This, the fundamental function of chemical reactions, changes drastically if the shape changes.

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The two factors are 1) the polarity of the bonds between the atoms in the molecule, and 2) the shape of the molecule. Basically, if the bonds are non-polar, the molecule is. If the bonds are polar, but the molecule is in such a shape that they cancel each other, the molecule is non-polar. If the bonds are polar and the molecule's shape doesn't cause them to cancel, the molecule is polar.

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The molecular shape of the molecule depends on the molecule in question.

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if something isnt the right shape to do a job, it can't do that job.

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It is an angular molecule.


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