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Assertion (A):  HCl converts pepsinogen into active enzyme pepsin.  

Reason (R): Pepsin converts protein into proteoses and peptones. 

 

Answer

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.

Breakdown of proteins in stomach-01.jpg

Hence,

  • 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)

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