Enzyme Lab Report Essay

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Background: Enzymes are defined as proteins which allow some chemical reactions to take place much quicker than like reactions would occur. Enzymes are not changed by the reaction therefore they can be recycled over and over again. Enzymes function as a catalysts meaning that they speed up the rate of the metabolic process (Royal). The site where the product and substrate come together is called is the active site. Each enzyme accelerates a specific reaction and requires a specific enzyme; end products will not occur unless all the enzymes in the metabolic pathway are present and functional (Mader). Since each active site requires a specific enzyme, some enzymes will undergo slight changes to fit the model of enzyme’s active site (Phillips).…show more content…
Each brought a different measurable reaction which indicated that the catalase would behave differently in the presence of different circumstances. In general, the effect of temperature of enzyme activity is that the colder the temperature the slower the chemical reactions and the warmer, the faster. The next enzyme activity was the effect of enzyme concertation. A higher enzyme concertation would yield a faster enzyme activity. Our last lab activity was the effect of pH on enzyme activity. Every enzyme has an ideal pH in which it will be the most…show more content…
The hypothesis stated, “The warmer the temperature of the solution, the more positive effect on the efficiency of the catalase up to the point of boiling.” The results showed that the boiled catalase remained at 5°C when it reacted with the hydrogen peroxide. The cold catalase was ineffective in generating more O2. The room temperature catalase showed a more positive reaction by creating more O2. The warm temperature showed the greatest reaction by creating at least five times more O2 in the first 30 seconds than in the rest of the

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