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Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions

Penicillin Interacting with Bacteria (animation)

The penicillin molecule kills bacteria because it attacks the enzyme that builds bacterial cell walls, covalently bonding with the enzyme so it can no longer function.

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Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 2014.
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