Enzymes

Enzymes are

  • biological catalysts
  • proteins
  • suited to one specific reaction only
  • affected by PH
  • affected by temperature
  • affected by lack of metal ions (often found in vitamins)
  • able to lower the activation energy barrier of a reaction

Each active site has a particular shape

Each substrate is designed for an enzyme

They fit together like jigsaw pieces

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This video explains Enzymes Function

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