|An inhibitor molecule bonding to the active site of an enzyme would|
a. speed up the anabolic reaction
b. stop the enzymatic action
c. cause the enzyme to break down
d. have no effect on the enzyme’s action
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|b. stop the enzymatic action|
Inhibitor molecule that binds to the active site of an enzyme would cause a competitive inhibition that prevents the reaction from proceeding because the substrate cannot bind. Active site dictates whether the substrate is converted to products or not, and hence if the active site is already occupied, it hinders enzymatic action.