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D.8.3 Explain the importance of the beta-lactam ring action of penicillin IB Chemistry HL

D.8.3 Explain the importance of the beta-lactam ring action of penicillin. The ring in the molecules is under great strain. A cell wall building enzyme from bacteria reacts with the ring and causes it to break. This enzyme is now not unavailable to the bacteria, and the weakened walls cause it to burst and die.
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