Assertion (A): HCl converts pepsinogen into active enzyme pepsin.
Reason (R): Pepsin converts protein into proteoses and peptones.
HCl creates an acidic medium inside the stomach which helps in the activation of pepsinogen to pepsin .
The active enzyme pepsin is responsible for breaking down proteins into proteoses and peptones.
- The assertion is True
- The reason is True
But the reason is not the correct explanation of the assertion
So, the correct option is (b)