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Does the hydrolysis of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats occur in the small intestine? I have researched this and just cannot seem to get a clear-cut answer. Perhaps I am misunderstanding something?

Any help and/or links to resources are appreciated! I just want to make sure that I understand this concept before moving on with other biology topics that I am learning.

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    $\begingroup$ Can you explain more about what you've learned and where exactly your understanding is lacking? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Feb 18 at 23:31
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanKrause I am not sure if I am lacking any understanding. I am taking high school bio, and I have been learning about the digestive system. So, I am not sure if hydrolysis of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats occur in the small intestine. $\endgroup$ – ASA MATTHEWS Feb 18 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ That's fine, but according to our homework policy we require that questions show their own research effort (not just state that the effort happened). This is part of how we avoid people asking questions here to just fill in the answers on their assignments, which we feel damages rather than assists learning. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Feb 18 at 23:40
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanKrause You know, I really appreciate that. I am so over the cheating nowadays because now I have to show proof of my research rather than just you trusting me (one bad apple spoils the bunch). Then again, I appreciate you taking the precautions. :) This is where I was finding my information, but I did not find what I was looking for... $\endgroup$ – ASA MATTHEWS Feb 18 at 23:43
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    $\begingroup$ This article section should give you enough terms and anatomy to answer your question the way you asked it. Once you know some names, look up the enzymes in other sources - you can use Wikipedia, but you can't trust it. (Then try submitting an answer to your own question to help solidify your knowledge!) $\endgroup$ – Mike Serfas Feb 19 at 2:22

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