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The process of converting starch to ethanol is…

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The process of converting starch to ethanol is

A. cracking

B. distillation

C. fermentation

D. oxidation

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C

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Fermentation is the process of breaking down organic compounds through the action of enzymes.

Large starch molecules can be broken down into ethanol during fermentation.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect. cracking is the process of breaking down large hydrocarbons into smaller components through the use of heat and not enzymes.
  2. Option B is incorrect. distillation is the use of heat to separate two mixtures at the boiling point of one of the mixtures.
  3. C is correct. fermentation breaks down starch with the help of enzymes.
  4. D is not the correct answer. Oxidation, not the proper attribute.

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  • Micro-organisms, bacteria, yeast, and other enzymes can induce the breaking down of organic compounds in a process called fermentation.

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/ culled from 2015 JAMB-UTME Chemistry past question 38 /

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