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Factors that Impact Gibbs Free Energy

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The following reaction occurs in the human body:

$$\text{fructose-1,6-diphosphate} → \text{dihydroxyacetone phosphate + glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate}$$

$\Delta G^{\circ}$ for this reaction is positive.

In light of this, what might account for the fact that the reaction occurs anyway?

A

Non-standard concentrations of reactants and/or products in the body.

B

Body temperature that is greater than 298K.

C

The presence of enzymes in the body.

D

Two of the above.