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  • Biology Enzyme Experiement

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    An enzyme is a biological catalyst. It speeds up a reaction by lowering the activation energy required to start the reaction. It speeds up a reaction, but remains unchanged unless certain limiting factors are introduced. It is composed of polymers of amino acids. An enzyme has an optimum pH and temperature. When an enzyme is at its optimum conditions, the rate of reaction is the fastest. In their globular structure, one or more polypeptide chains twist and fold, bringing together a small number of

  • Ib Biology Enzymes Ia

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    Biology Enzymes IA Design Introduction: Enzymes are globular proteins, they are responsible for most of the chemical activities of a living organism. They act as catalysts, substances that affects the reaction of other substances without being destroyed or altered during the process. They are extremely efficient in the body system of living organisms, one enzyme may catalyse over a thousand chemical reactions every second. But there are certain conditions that need to be fulfilled in order for the

  • Biology Enzymes Coursework Essay

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    Biology Enzymes Coursework Prediction: I think that the enzyme will work best at 45.c to 50.c I think this because that optimum temperature for most natural enzymes is 40.c but his is a chemical enzyme so it will work best a little higher. If this temp is exceeded then I think that it will take longer to work because it will not be at the optimum temp, or it will not work at all because it has become denatured. An enzyme cannot recover from this

  • Essay about Biology Enzyme Lab

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    Enzyme Lab Introduction/ Abstract An enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. They are mainly made up of proteins and can tremendously speed up reactions. E. coli ( a bacterium) has about 1,000 different types of enzymes floating around in its cytoplasm at any given time. Enzymes can be used to join and even break up molecules as shown in the diagram below. (1)

  • Biology: Experiment- The Effect of Temperature on the Enzyme Rennin

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    experiment is to test the effect temperature has on the activity of the enzyme rennin. Hypothesis: I believe the rate of reaction will speed up as the temperature increases until it reaches about 37oC, which is the body temperature, where it will begin to slow down and stop reacting. I believe this will occur because enzymes have a temperature range at which they work best in and once the temperature goes out of this range the enzyme will stop working. Introduction:Enzymes are made up of proteins which

  • Peroxidase Enzyme Biology Lab Report (Half Way Finished) Essay examples

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    How Enzymes Work In Different Environments By Sarah Smith Biology1111 October 20, 2011 Lab Partner: Nellie Greer ABSTRACT Peroxidase is an enzyme found in potatoes that catalyzes the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, into O2 gas and water. We examined the different pH environments that can affect the enzyme activity during the breakdown of H2O2. In order to do this, we added different levels of pH, low, medium, and high, into different test tubes with the enzyme and H2O2,

  • Biology Eei Enzymes

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    YEAR 11 BIOLOGY EEI YEAR 11 BIOLOGY EEI JOSHUA CURSON JOSHUA CURSON ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY- ENZYMES ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY- ENZYMES ------------------------------------------------- THE ENZYME IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD Effects of Temperature on Amylase Activity ABSTRACT: The aim of this EEI was to test the effects of temperature on the activity of the enzyme Amylase. Solutions of starch and amylase were held at selected temperatures by various methods of temperature control. Once

  •  Scie206 Biology Unit 2ip Photosynthesis & Respiration

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    Carrie Cunnien SCIE 206 Biology January 20, 2013 IP 2   Abstract Some of the things that will be discussed are how photosynthesis and respiration are linked in order to provide you with energy from the food we eat. The absence of oxygen some cells and organisms can use glycolysis coupled to fermentation to produce energy to your cells. Cells use enzymes as biological catalysts to increase or accelerate the rate of reactions.   Energy, Metabolism, and Cells Photosynthesis envelopes everything

  • Effect Of Substrate Concentration On Catalase

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    Temperature, pH and enzyme concentration have on Enzyme Catalase Tiffany Sievers Biology 110, Community College of Baltimore County Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to test the effects that temperature, pH, and substrate concentration have on an enzyme catalase reaction. What affects will temperature, substrate concentration, and pH levels have on an enzymes catalase reaction? Temperature, pH levels and substrate concentration will have an effect on the enzymes catalyzed reaction

  • The Effect Of Temperature On Rate Of Enzyme Activity

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    Temperature on Rate of Enzyme Activity of Different Enzymes Abstract/Purpose: The main objective of this experiment was to determine how different factors, such as the type of enzyme and the temperatures that each of the enzymes were exposed to, could affect the rate of enzyme activity. In order to measure this, a potato enzyme and liver enzyme were placed in four different temperatures for 24 hours. Each enzyme was then placed in a test tube with hydrogen peroxide and the rate of enzyme activity was measured